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Bad Captains

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,

Suddenly on deadline day in the National Hockey League, the cherished ‘C’ became all about ‘me’.

The captains of two teams were revealed to be nothing like captains at all, traded for each other in a mashing of egos, mirrors, contract negotiations, hurt feelings, pettiness and singularity.

It was almost enough to make Darryl Sittler tear the ‘C’ from his jersey once again, if that wasn’t bad enough the first time around.

This should have been the time of Martin St. Louis’ life. He just won an Olympic gold medal in Sochi. The best shooter in hockey, Steven Stamkos, is set to return to the lineup of the much-improved Tampa Bay Lightning. If Jon Cooper isn’t coach of the year in the NHL, he is certainly on the ballot. How many goalies are playing better than Ben Bishop? And in an Eastern Conference devoid of a great team, somebody has to play for the Stanley Cup and that somebody just might be the Lightning, the team he has represented for 13 seasons.

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Filed in: NHL Teams, New York Rangers, Tampa Bay Lightning, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: martin+st.+louis, ryan+callahan

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Isn’t it fun when you can make up your mind about what happened without any real insight into what actually happened?

Simmons is absolutely awful.

Posted by Garth on 03/06/14 at 09:54 AM ET

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Hi, PSH!

Posted by shazam88 from SoCal on 03/06/14 at 04:50 PM ET

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