Habs going without single captain
MONTREAL (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens will play with no permanent captain and four alternates this season: defensemen Andrei Markov and P.K. Subban and forwards Tomas Plekanec and Max Pacioretty. The Habs lost their last captain when Brian Gionta signed with Buffalo this summer. Gianta’s successor was a subject of intense debate among Montreal fans and media.