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Sharks open up competition for captaincy roles
Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:29:38 +0000
San Jose, CA, United States (4E Sports) - The San Jose Sharks announced Wednesday that they will begin training camp without any captain or alternate captains.
Sharks coach Todd McLellan said that while Joe Thornton is no longer the captain, he wasn't stripped of the role as he is a candidate like anyone else.
Patrick Marleau has also been relieved of duties as alternate captain.
"We're starting this year with a clean slate," Wilson said. "Coming into training camp, everyone is starting with no equity -- from rookies through all of the veterans."
The Sharks reported interest in moving Thornton, but could not do so due to the player's no-trade clause. Marleau also has a no-movement clauses in his contracts.
The decisions are seen as aftermaths of the Sharks' latest playoff meltdown, where they had a 3-0 series lead to the Kings but lost to the eventual champs in 7 games.
The Sharks are seen as transitioning to a new leadership group, with either Logan Couture, Joe Pavelski or Marc-Edouard Vlasic expected to assume captaincy roles.