Wonder if Brown has, or will request a trade?
Unless it was a request made by Brown (stepping down), or if there were some issues in the locker room - removing the 'C' is a questionable action to take, and IMHO a s***ty thing to do.
He's being paid over $5M a year for a long time and hasn't produced more than 30 pts since the 2011-2012 season. How is a captain underperforming like that suppose to go in a locker room and tell other people they need to step up? He's not a former legend past his prime. The captain doesn't have to be your best player but you can't have one like that.