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What It Takes To Be The Captain Of The Montreal Canadiens

from Dave Stubbs of the Montreal Gazette,

... as the Canadiens move inside a month of training camp for the 2014-15 season, they are without a captain for the first time in four years.

That, according to the legendary Yvan Cournoyer, isn’t something that necessarily needs be remedied before the puck drops Oct. 8 in Toronto for the Canadiens’ season-opener vs. the Maple Leafs....

A lot of guys liked Gionta and he was a leader here and in New Jersey before that. So the players elected him at least a little bit,” Cournoyer said.

“Being captain is something among the guys. It’s a little bit of everything, on the ice and off for the players, off it for the organization.

“I think they could start the season without a captain and let the chemistry build, naming him after that. Maybe the players and management can have a meeting together.

“I don’t know what any one guy can do, it’s hard for me to say this guy should be captain,” Cournoyer said, not going out on a limb with his choice for the coming season.

“I might know that he’s a good player who can do something on the ice, but what can he do to bring the team together? That’s my main thing about the captain. In my day, if things were going bad, or if the players were having problems, it was up to the captain, and the guys together, to figure it out.”

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Just in case you don't know who Yvan Cournoyer is or maybe you just want to see the 'Roadrunner' in action, watch the Legends of Hockey feature on him below...

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The “Road Runner”

from the London Free Press,

“I had the old gang and then I had the new gang,” Cournoyer, 64, said over lunch yesterday as the stars gathered before last night’s 52nd annual Rogers Sports Celebrity Dinner and Auction at the London Convention Centre.

The old gang, Cournoyer said, included Henri Richard, Jean Beliveau, Claude Provost, Gump Worsley, Jacques Lapierre, Ralph Backstrom and John Ferguson….

The newbies included the likes of Guy Lafleur, Larry Robinson, Guy Lapointe, Serge Savard, Ken Dryden, Mario Tremblay and Doug Risebrough.

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Take ten minutes out of your day to watch a Legends of Hockey video on Cournoyer…

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