Ovechkin to captain Caps?
It seems that could be the case, with former captain Jeff Halpern signing with the Dallas Stars last week:
"The real question is, is Ovechkin ready to do it?" Hanlon said to a small group of reporters yesterday. The coach said "the process has already started," implying the matter had been under discussion among team officials.I bet it happens, if only because of the dearth of candidates. This is one team where the goaltender really should be allowed to be the captain.
Hanlon cited examples, such as what Calgary did before naming Jarome Iginla its captain by having a substitute temporarily fill the role until Iginla got older.
"Or do you do what we did when I was in Detroit with Yzerman when we had [numerous candidates], yet they named Yzerman captain at 21 and they just worked with him," Hanlon said. "That's my thought process, [but] the final decision hasn't been made."