So folks, when our illustrious captain returns to the land of IKEA and the Volvo, who should have the fabled "C" attached to their chest?
There are a couple of options, and I think this should spawn some interesting discussion.
Personally, the decision for me is between Jovo and Ohlund.
Linden will always be Mr. Canuck, but his time to be the focal point of this team has passed, and though he can/willl provide leadership (with an "A") I don't think that he is the best choice for the "C"
Cooke is an intersting choice as is Morrison. Cooke is a balls to the wall player who leaves everything he has out on the ice each night. He is an excellent energy guy (which is an important trait for a leader), but I think that his pest-like antics might cause him to lose a bit of respect from his peers. Morrison seems to show up for the big games but seems lost in the mix a lot of the time. To me, he just doesn't have the kind of presence/ aura about him that is needed for a captain.
Now between Jovo and Ohlund is were the tough decision lies to me. Mattias Ohlund is a rock, and I'd wager that he is in the top 5-7 d-men in the entire league. He is a workhorse with his steady play and can throw the momentum of the game every so often with a big hit (usually against the other team's top players). He also is a Canuck draft pick (and hopefully will retire as a canuck) and is one of the faces of 'Nuck hockey. The only real con to Ohlund is the fact that he seems almost too quiet, and though he surely has the respect in the dressing room, he might not be vocal enough to fulfill all of the responsibilities.
Jovo on the other hand, is well, jovo. We all know what he brings to the table. The man is incredibly talented and is a game-breaker plain and simple. He is a player on our roster who at any time can swing the momentum of a game in our favour with a monster hit or one of his "crazy legs" end to end rushes. He plays hard every shift, sticks up for his teammates, punishes the opposition and wears his heart on his sleeve. He clearly loves this team and he loves to win. He is prone to the occasional give away, but his positive attributes more than make up for them.
If anything, I'd like to see Crawford tighten the leash on him a bit and not give him so much freedom. Jovo in more of a shutdown role with Bryan Allen as his partner would be pretty damn nasty to whoever they are playing against.
My vote goes to the Jovocop!
Let him rain down as the ruler of canuck land! He shall dispense a healthy does of nuck justice to all of our foes, and smote their ruin into the ice!
Now remember kiddies, this is just a poll and the results are not legally binding (though they should and will be if I ever get into politcal office
Also when discussing please remember that this is an opinion poll, and though you might disagree with others, their opinions can't be wrong....Except for the ones that disagree with mine!