There will never be another Canuck captain like Trevor Linden. Smyl came close but that's it. Even Trevor Linden saw the positives about handing the captaincy over to Messier. Sedin should do the same.
This is all about winning the CUP, not a put down to Sedin. It is about creating a fresh drive to win the CUP this year. If MG can sign Doan then Gillis can possibly attract Weber into the fold THIS year by trade. The Preds have to trade Weber to get anything before he walks as a UFA. This has to be the game plan and Hank should be clued in.
As I stated earlier in this thread, there was a hell of a lot more to that story than you've let on. Trevor Linden is a class act all the way, and his comments at the time, regarding handing over the C were not the truth, the whole truth or even a modicum of the truth. There was no way he was going to come out and say what that truth was at the time, and he still, today, attempts to preserve the impression that he wasn't pressured and forced into handing over that C. People who were there at the time know the truth and that's good enough for me.
It's really too bad you bought the 'official' story hook, line and sinker. If not for an unparalleled, classy Trevor Linden, that whole Messier and captaincy issue would have been even uglier than it was and it would have cast a terrible light on the Canucks organization.
Mr. Class & Integrity all the way, is our Trevor Linden.
Edited by Bertuzzi Babe, 10 July 2012 - 04:45 PM.