Uh no. Because he slept in for his practice and make an excuse that he set his alarm for pm rather than am. Godlike goal scorer and all be that was pretty idiotic.
You get fired for stuff like that in the non-sports world.
You would want to build your team around a captain who can't even show up to practice on time? Especially when prospects will be up and coming and learning from your habits? If anything Barry Trotz made the right decision to cover up for Ovie's dumb mistake. Basically making a statement that this is a professional league and you better show up on time. No matter who you are.
Captains lead by example or project it vocally or both. Either way showing up late is not very "captain-like". Being a captain isn't just playing hockey, it's playing hockey and everything else.
Anyways my point in regards to Pav getting captaincy over Ovie had more to do with workethic not "two way player or goal scorer". Style of play has nothing to do with becoming a captain.
Meh, I've actually done this before and have had other things go awry with alarms. I understand there's no excuse, especially for a captain, but these things do happen. He might get fired for this in the non-sports world if he was at a replaceable position, like something blue-collar, entry-level, or minimum wage. But when you're important enough/high enough in your company that is certainly not the case. And Ovie has a lot of importance within his organization.
Replace "Best Player On Team" with "Top Broker In Firm". Neither is going to fired for being late. They are the face of their business.