Why did they do it for Yzerman, then? Im not trying to insult Hank or Dats at all. I just think Laekin is THAT good, and I think Sheahan has good leadership qualities (plays every game, is big, and communicates well).
From my understanding because the former captain Danny Gare had left the team.
I cant see a 19 year old Larkin becoming "the leader" of a team that still has players like Zetterberg, Datsyuk, and Kronwall on it. Not to mention, do you actually think he would want that? I couldn't imagine just walking into a locker room and taking the captaincy from someone who has been there as long as Z. Typically young guys are given the C, when the entire team around them is young or new to the organization. You dont strip an established vet of the C to give to a 19 year old.
Also, how is being big a good leadership quality?