The San Jose Sharks made a change at captain during the offseason, as they took the "C" away from five-year captain Patrick Marleau and gave it to second-year Sharks defenseman and 40-year-old Rob Blake. When the announcement was made, you didn't hear any Sharks fans complaining, although many would have preferred the captaincy either to stay with Marleau or be given to defenseman Dan Boyle. But now that we are past the half-way point in the season, the Sharks coaching staff, and the captain himself, ought to look to pass off the captaincy to a more deserving candidate. Now, certainly nobody can argue the experience and wisdom that Rob Blake brings to the Sharks locker room, but so far in the 2009-10 season he has been playing below expectations. Despite registering an impressive ...
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