Monday, January 20th marks the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 85th birthday. A federal holiday, MLK is recognized nationwide for his leadership and achievement during the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. While Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was not an athlete, he was inspired by sports and, in turn, inspired marquis events…
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Joe Thornton was recently named as the eighth captain of the San Jose Sharks, and there have already been questions raised as to whether or not he is the right person for the job. It’s an interesting concept, that fans and sports analysts can tell whether or not specific players would be a good leader for a specific team. But what are the requirements of a hockey captain?
Surprisingly, not much, at least officially.
The main role of captains on the ice is to be the go-to person to talk to referees about rule discrepancies, but even that is fairly unimportant since the Canucks did so for the last two years with their goaltender as the ‘captain’. But we all know it is about the intangibles. The referee chatter is just something logical to put in the NHL rulebook. This is what a captain actually does: