The Blue Jackets prided themselves on their hard work, their drive, their determination and last but not least their ability to practically win every goddamn game they played in the second half+ of the season. People spit in their faces with chants of "no stars" or "no talent" but it didn't f***ing matter since we beat the shit out of them and banged their girlfriends...with Boomer watching.
That mentality. That feeling of absolute disdain for fitting in with the "norm" of the NHL. This team doesn't need a captain. They have plenty of leaders. Leaders that know how to lead by example, by experience, by understanding of the game. We should relish in the aura of being a team without a captain. Sure, the Chicago Blackhawks have a captain...but you know who else did? The Panthers.
I rest my case.