Thursday, November 02, 2006

Rolston to keep the 'C'

The Minnesota Wild have a team policy of rotating the team's captaincy each month of the NHL season, but after a 9-2 October, Brian Rolston is keeping the designation for another month:
"Everything went well," coach Jacques Lemaire said. "The team was good and Roli was good. We could give it to Roli for the rest of the year. It wouldn't be a bad choice as a captain.
No kidding.

I don't think it's out of line to say Rolston's one of the most underrated players in the league, and he's been terrific again this season with nine goals in 11 games. The best part about his play is the fact Minnesota has him locked up for two more seasons after this at just $2.4-million per year.

Given he had 34 goals and 79 points last season, and is one of the top defensive forwards in the league, Rolston's the kind of bargain that's going to make teams winners under the salary cap.


At 1:12 p.m., November 02, 2006, Blogger Don said...

Speaking of captains...

5 of the 6 longest serving captains are Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Vancouver, and Edmonton in that order.


A reason why Canadian teams keep their captains longer?


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