Short post tonight since I’m feeling a bit rundown.
Roberto Luongo has been named Captain of the 2008/2009 Vancouver Canucks team. Wow.
Willie Mitchell, Ryan Kesler, and Mattias Ohlund were named alternate captains, wearing the “A”. But here’s the big stitch… Lou can’t wear the “C” on his jersey, according to official NHL rules.
I can’t help but feel a little weird about this. How is he going to inspire the team on he ice in key, time sensitive situations? Will he really go all the way from his net to talk to the referees on disputed calls? Will his presence on the ice be enough to compensate for not being at the bench during the game at times?
Lou’s a big fan favourite and I’m really happy for him. A lot of fans are behind this decision, but I’m still going to feel weird about it.
I wear the “C” on my Trevor Linden jersey proudly, so I can only hope that Luongo can live up to be as inspiring a captain as Linden was in his time.
What do you think?