O Captain! My Captain

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Before I get going, let me unequivocally state for the record, once and for all; I am not a Leafs fan. I used to be, but its become increasingly clear in recent years that its more about the almighty buck than it is the almightt Cup in T.O. Burning my vintage Al Iafrate jersey was the hardest thing I ever had to do. *Sniff* * * * * There are perks to this job, and getting to meet sports celebrities tops the list. This week I had a chance to sit down with former Leafs great and future Hall of Famer Doug Gilmour. (LINK) Once the formal side of our chat in the bleachers at the Glacier was over with, I had to ask a former Leaf captain and current Toronto Marlies assistant bench boss who he thinks should don the C this season. First off, I think when theres a decision made by the Captain, Gilmour said referring to Leafs holdout Mats Sundin, then let him decide if he's coming back or not coming back, then you can do it at that point. If it's a month from now or a month and a half from now or two months from now, if he decides to come back and you take it off the guy that's wearing it, you don't want to do that. Gilmour can speak from personal experience in that regard. When the Leafs traded captain Wendel Clark to the Nordiques for the 1994-1995 season the deal that brought Sundin to Toronto Gilmour was named the clubs captain. But when Clark returned in a trade during the 1995-1996 season, Gilmour kept the C. I asked St. Johns native Josh Day, invited to the Marlies camp on an amateur tryout contract, who he thinks it should be. His response? Who did Dougie say? Cheeky answer. But after a little coaxing I was able to get a response; Curtis Joseph. I dont know Josh. The way CuJo plays, youre more likely to be defending for him in the AHL this year.

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