Not a Regular Joe : San Jose Sharks Name Thornton Captain

October 7th, 2010 by Phenom Jay Leave a reply »
The Associated Press announced today that the San Jose Sharks have named Joe Thornton the team's captain for this 2010 season. This position was previously held by Hall of Famer Rob Blake who recently retired this past offseason.

Sharks coach Todd McLellan made the announcement in Stockholm today. The Sharks open the season Friday in Sweden against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

From a nautical standpoint the captain is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the vessel and to ensure that the ship arrives to its port in a timely fashion.

From a hockey standpoint the captain is the backbone of the team—the first one in the door—the last one to leave and the voice and leader of the group.

Joe Thornton made comments eluding to this election earlier in the week when he stated that he would be a different captain than the one with the Bruins should he be selected. 

"You grow as you age, and you kind of mature as a player," Thornton said. "I think you become more comfortable in your skin. Back then, you maybe let your game speak louder than your words and I think now you consider both. You can stand up and tell guys how ...

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