There have been plenty of questions surrounding the loss of Mikko Koivu for 4-6 weeks. Who will score goals? Who skates on the top line? What is the top line? Who replaces him at the All-Star Game? Is the season really over?
Those are just a handful of questions. Some matter, some don't (does anyone really care who is at the ASG?). What should matter to this team, and to the fans, is who is going to lead this team? Dany Heatley, Matt Cullen, and Nick Schultz all wear the A depending on if the team is home or away, but has anyone shown the leadership to be the Captain?
There are options here. They can skate without a captain. Stranger things have happened. They can skate with a rotating C by game. They could go with three alternates rather than the standard. Hell, they could give it to Backstrom ala Roberto Luongo.
The questions comes down to... Has anyone, anyone at all, shown they deserve to be the man? If it were your choice, Wilderness, who do you give the C to?