From The CBC:
Jean Beliveau was perhaps the greatest captain in Montreal Canadiens history, and he sees no problem with the team taking its time before pinning the C on anyone's jersey this season.
The Canadiens made sweeping personnel changes over the summer, letting go of 10 free agents, including 10-year captain Saku Koivu, and trading away Chris Higgins, while bringing seven veterans onto the team.
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My Comment: It is OK to wait, but not for too long.