Jean-Jacques Taylor had a great column on Brenden Morrow’s transition into captain of the Dallas Stars (login info.).
One story that kind of got glossed over last season was Mike Modano being de-captained so Morrow could step up. It was the Stars getting ready for the post-Modano years while Modano was still on the roster. It could have torpedoed the team, but to the credit of Modano and Morrow (who according to Taylor, are actually kind of close), it became a non-issue. But, if you think about it, it’s pretty crazy that a team would ask their franchise player to step down like that.
The column is a great read. And Morrow seems like he’s a great captain.