It didn’t take long, and just as I surmised not very long ago, it happened at the Annual Golf tournament.
The Montréal Canadiens franchise announced today that there will be no letter “C” on a Habs jersey this season. Instead, they will have four assistants instead.
Those four? Tomas Plekanec, Andrei Markov, Max Pacioretty, and PK Subban.
It’s no surprise that Plekanec and Markov hold the position. Two veterans with the franchise who hold great respect in the room. Their seasoned leadership skills on and off the ice will continue to anchor this team.
The organization however, also kept it’s word regarding youth and growing their leadership base.
There has been a lot of back in forth in the fan base as well as the media in regards to Pacioretty or Subban becoming captain, but as I’ve stated all along, I don’t think either is ready for that step yet.
This move will allow both of the younger players to grow, and will no doubt end up grooming one of them into the captaincy.
As it stands, the two veterans will anchor the team wearing the “A” for all 82 games while the other two will alternate at 41 games apiece.
So that wraps up all the off season controversy, just in time for the game faces to be put on, and begin the quest for a 25th Stanley Cup.