posted on Jul, 12 2006 @ 12:58 PM
With the retirement of Stevie Yzerman, the end of one era has been marked and, at the same time, a new era will begin. But before that happens, one
thing has been on my mind. Who will be the new captain for the Detroit Red Wings?
I know that after twenty-two years of Yzerman being the Captain, it is difficult to even conceive of another wearing that "C" but, nevertheless, a new
captain will be selected. Who will that someone be?
My own bet will be Chris Cheliios. I know that a Datsyuk or Zetterberg might be a fan choice but, at least as an interim captain, Chelios would be
perfect. After all, he was the Blackhawk Captain before he came to the Wings. And it is difficult to imagine anyone on the current roster who has as
much drive and "team spirit" for Detroit as Chris Chelios. If nothing else, it would be a great way to reward this indominable spirit for the energy,
drive and commitment that he has shown for Detroit and "my" beloved Wings.