The Sharks have finally named a new captain and alternate captains. After going the 2014-2015 season with a captain, it was about time to name a leader. For me, it is strange seeing someone new other than Joe Thornton as captain, but that is the route the Sharks took. The new captain is… Joe Pavelski.
I will say that he is a great player and deserves to be captain, but I still would have liked to see Joe Thornton as a captain. However, all is not lost because Joe Thornton was named alternate captain along with Logan Couture. Jumbo (Thornton) deserves a position of leadership. He is one of the greatest players in the Sharks organization. As for Cooch (Couture), I know he was very disappointed not to have been named one of the four alternate captains last year (Thornton, Marleau, Vlasic, and Pavelski), so this was a very nice way to make it up to him. All three are very honest and all the players look up to them.
Welcome to the 2015-2016 season, Captain Pavelski, and Alternate Captains Thornton and Couture.