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.
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