The Nashville Predators have recently release who will lead the team for the 2011-2012 season and it looks like Shea Weber will go into his second year of captainship. Joining Weber in his second year is Ryan Suter, who is yet again one of the alternate captains. New to the leadership is Mike Fisher, who has been battling to recover from shoulder surgery he had in the Summer. Martin Erat will be an “alternate” alternate for Fisher until he is able to make the ice.
Assumptions were made towards Fisher becoming the other alternate during his time with last season’s playoffs. Fisher showed an outstanding amount of leadership, even though he had only been apart of the Predators for a few weeks. That, and he’s in the Smashville commercials.
We are excited to see these three guys lead the Preds this season, but we do have one question to ask… Is it possible for a goalie to be an alternate or captain? How about we make an exception?