Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Captain Markov Not In The Cards

From The Montreal Gazette:

Defenceman rejects Habs' offer. Important to have a variety of leaders, Martin says of search to replace Koivu.

Defenceman Andrei Markov will not be the next captain of the Canadiens.

The Gazette has learned that Markov, who wore an "A" on his jersey as one of the assistant captains last season, was asked whether he wanted to wear the "C", but told the Habs he wasn't interested.

Markov's decision isn't surprising. The veteran Russian is an intensely private person and, while he has been more accessible to the media in recent years, it would be difficult to see him in a role requiring him to be available on an almost daily basis.

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