any thoughts on who the next montreal captain will be?
A few. Right now, I wouldn’t be surprised if they went without one this season. I think from their viewpoint, the ideal scenario is Drouin has a great year and they give it to him next season. Finally naming a French captain probably looks pretty enticing to them. I’d wait, if I was them. They don’t lose anything by not having a captain this season. It wouldn’t be the first time. And honestly, it might be better to just have a leadership group rather than a single guy who has to face the media, because I have a feeling this is going to be a rough season for this team in that regard lol.
Weber would have made sense as the most stable option, because of his status and the fact his ass is going to be there for the next ten seasons. But him being injured and out kind of kills that. We’re not going to see him play a game until January at the earliest, and that’s assuming he has no setbacks.
I’ve seen Gallagher floated out there, and that sort of makes sense, but I don’t know. If there’s anybody left on that roster you could get a significant asset back for, it’s him. He can produce and his contract is pretty low, so are they going to put the C on him only to trade him by this time next season? I wouldn’t.
If it was me, and I absolutely had to name a captain for whatever reason, I’d go with Petry. I always like defensemen as captains, and he’s a pretty good player. There aren’t a lot of great options.