How Much of a Burden is the Captaincy?

Not all skaters are cut out to be a captain. Playing in Montreal. Kachina Jerseys return. Power Rankings begin to appear.

There are captains and then there are captains who really aren't captains.

For example, if you're looking for a genuine captain, you don't look past the Cup-winner. Steven Stamkos is Exhibit A-Times-Two Years.

Go back a while and you have Sidney (Himself) Crosby whose body of captaincy speaks for itself. Ditto, Alex Ovechkin, getting an A-Plus in D.C.

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