Lidstrom is also a veteran and a help to the team/call-ups. Chelios just didn't luck out in getting the C I guess. He should at least have an A though. He's certainly qualified and a veteran who can still perform well at an older age.
well it would only make sense that lids is the captain...for one he's been on the team the longest of all the players on the roster. He's a huge part of the teams success as one of the best dmen in the game...schneids has been on the team for what like 4 years...he hasn't accomplished near as much as lidstrom in detroit which is why he isn't the captain
"I donít need to score the goal. I need someone to start thinking about me and forgetting about scoring goals." -Vladmir Konstantinov
I dont think Chelios should have the "C" Lidstrom leads by example just fine besides how would it look if Chelios retires after this year? Its a tough call considering Stevie Y was captain for so long and did so well.