Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 12/24/11 at 12:16 AM ET
from Jerry Brown at NHL.com,
Shane Doan has been captain of the Phoenix Coyotes for eight years, longer than anyone in franchise history. But ask him about “Captain Coyote,” and Doan will start talking about Keith Tkachuk.
Mark Messier, Steve Yzerman, Ray Bourque and Bobby Clarke are on the short list of the NHL’s most revered captains, but no one enjoyed wearing the “C” more than Tkachuk – the brash Bostonian bull in a china shop who played hockey with the same approach.
There were few filters—and no excuses. What you saw was what you got—and what the Coyotes got was one of the best power forwards of his era and a reason for fans to come to the rink every night.
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