Who Should Be the Vancouver Canucks Captain?

July 30th, 2010 by Nucks IceMan Leave a reply »
With a meeting (announced at the Summer Summit) set next month between Canucks GM Mike Gillis and current captain Roberto Luongo to discuss the captaincy, this now brings up the question of who should be the new face of the appointed leader. There are a number of players that would fit that position who already are wearing an “A”, so it would be ideal for one of them to be elevated to the captain's role. Even though Luongo has stated many times that the wearing of the “C” does not add any extra pressure of playing, that is not what appears to be in his actual play, especially what we saw last season. He has done an admirable job of answering the media after most games, but surely it must wear on a person having to face them on nights you would just rather exit into the night. In all, Luongo was the seventh goaltender that has been an NHL captain, with Bill Durnan of the Montreal Canadiens being the last one in the latter half of the 1947-48 season. Prior to that season, there had been five other goaltenders who had been captains between 1924-34, so it’s not as if it was an abnormality. But in saying that, there are number of other factors on why ...

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