Who Should Replace Adam Foote as Colorado Avalanche Captain?

April 8th, 2011 by Adam Odekirk Leave a reply »
The Colorado Avalanche are still relative newcomers on the NHL scene when compared to the historic Original Six franchises. Still, the only two players to have served as captain of the Avalanche are as good as any that have ever played.

In a way the fans of the Avalanche have been downright spoiled since the team moved to Denver when it comes to leadership. Joe Sakic and Adam Foote exemplified in their own unique ways everything that can be asked for out of a captain.

Their statistics and accolades, both team and individual, speak for themselves but more importantly they spoke for the franchise as a whole.

When Sakic retired, the next choice for captain was as plain to see as the Stanley Cup banners that hang in the Pepsi Center. In fact, that decision had been made when the Avalanche decided to make a trade that returned Adam Foote to Colorado in 2007.

However, the decision now facing the Avalanche is much harder.

Face it, the team was lucky to have a member of both Stanley Cup teams as captain for as long as they did and were able to avoid a very important decision for quite a long time.

Some might argue that ...

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