Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Two Sided Arguement

Now that we have all finished laughing, its time to review this decision....


Roberto Luongo exemplifies everything that a captain should. He is the best player on the team; he answers all the questions and he puts a tremendous amount of pressure on himself to be the leader of the team etc...


These reasons amoungst many others can indicate a leader, a captain. Does that captain have to wear a "C" on his jersey? not neccessarily.


For years baseball and football teams have had captains however it wasn't until recently that you started seeing C's stiched onto jersey's in those sports. Not to mention the numerous sports franchises that have depth in leadership within their locker rooms, all you have to do is read the Detroit Red Wings roster from last seasons Stanley Cup Championship.


On the the other side of the agrument


The NHL has a rule imposed that restricts goaltenders from wearing a 'letter'. Therefore Roberto Luongo while being named captain of the Vancouver Canucks will not be permitted to don the captains "C" on his jersey.


Ryan Kesler, Willie Mitchell and Mattias Ohlund have all been named as alerternate captains and will carry out some of the 'captain' duties as Roberto, as a goaltender, may be restricted from doing so.


Is it not a slight to the rest of the individuals in the Canucks' dressing room that management was unable to find anyone but Roberto? Did they have to go to the measure of finding a loop-whole in the the NHL rule book in order to find their captain?


Or, is Roberto Luongo out-and-out by far the best choice for captain of the Vancouver Canucks?


The following video may give you some insight into the selection




7 comments:

Simon604 said...

Why where you laughing?

Anonymous said...

good choice

Anonymous said...

I think its a great idea arguing with the ref or cermonial puck drop is a very minimal part of a captains duty Loungo is a natural leader he will be a great captain


Carnac

Anonymous said...

Why do people think the best player on the team should be captain? Skill has nothing to do with leadership.

Simon604 said...

He displays the best leadership qualities, he leads by example on the team and the rest of the team looks up to him. I think this a great pick, although I was pulling for Mitchell to get it...anyhow a Canadian captain is all I could really ask for.

CanuckBlogger said...

the 'now that we are all done laughing' comment was in regards to the public perception that this is a joke. Looking further into everyone should be able to find some positives that out weight the negatives (ie aruging calls.)

Anonymous said...

I still don't get why they can't let a goalie have the 'C'. The ceremonial faceoffs? Who cares? Let an Alternate do them.

Seems to me the 'C' should go to the most qualified leader on the team, not the most qualified skating leader on the team.

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