Ironic considering it was his personality that made him expendable in Ottawa. I would call it maturity, but to each their own. Captains don't have to be inspirational-motivation type. The problem with this fans of this team is they think Messier's leadership style is the only one that works. At some point this team needs to shit or get off the pot and select a Captain. The veteran leadership core will take a 50% hit at TDL with possibly both Kreider and Fast going and then the following off-season Staal and Hank will be gone.