Guest jennifer_rocket Posted June 8, 2007 Report Share Posted June 8, 2007 Hey, I don't believe I've ever created a topic before. If any of the moderators feel this has been already discussed elsewhere, or is inappropriate for the main page, please let me know. Thanks! I thought I would raise the issue of captancy for the Montreal Canadiens 2007-2008 season. I'm aware it's early, but figured it would be fun to discuss as there are constant team building/managment discussions going on throughout the board. Part of team building and management is assigning captains. Leaders who will provide direction for the rest of the team throughout the regular season and play-offs. My choices for captancy are as follows: SAKU KOIVU - "C" In my opinion, still our best player, it was evident how important Koivu was to our team during the Carolina/eye incident during the 2006 play-offs. We've yet to see if he can provide the same direction throughout another play-off series, but he's been very vocal about wanting to get back there. Not satisfied with this year's finish, and posting career highs, perhaps we can expect even more from Saku next season as the Canadiens continue their "building" towards another Stanley Cup. STEVE BEGIN - "A" Hard-working, shot-blocking, and important in the community, Begin is an excellent candiate for assistant captancy. Fans from all over the city seem to love his mentality, and he's not afraid to mix it up. He seems to epitomize JL's signature about "hard work, etc. etc." If Steve Begin doesn't get wear a letter on his jersey next year I will be sorely disapointed. ANDREI MARKOV - "A" Providing leadership on the back end, this apparently silent stalwart has proven he deserves the "A" by providing season after season of solid defensive work. We've also seen how he's helped turn Komisarek into a very sound defenseman, and we can only hope he can do the same with up-and-comers, such as O'Byrne and Cote. I feel it necessary to have the "A"s split up between a forward and defenseman, so hand one to Markov! CHRIS HIGGINS - Alternate if injury occurs. Chris Higgins is the future of our team. He's also been a vocal player, not afraid to criticize, during this past season. Improving offensively, and quickly becoming a fan favorite, if an injury should occur to someone on our team who holds a "C" or "A" I believe Chris Higgins should be the player to step in and wear an "A". Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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