Lecavalier to be named Lightning captian

Posted by Richard Pollock in Tampa Bay Lightning on August 25, 2008 — No Comments

From Adam Proteau of The Hockey News:

It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, but the Tampa Bay Lightning will name Vincent Lecavalier their captain sometime in the coming weeks, a Bolts official told The Hockey News.

“You would not be in the wrong to expect that kind of announcement,” said the official, who requested anonymity. “There’s no doubt this is Vinny’s team and we’re going to recognize that officially.”

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He’s considered by many to be one of the top five players in all of hockey and was the obvious choice for the Lightning.  More importantly, Lecavalier’s leadership skills have improved considerably since the last time he was a captain of the Lightning.