Why is Craig Rivet still the captain of this team? And if you have a valid answer to that question, then why is he being benched? The captain should not be benched. I am not blaming Lindy Ruff for it because I think it was a good decision.
Rivet is 36 and is reaching the end of his career quickly. I don't think he has enough left in him to play in Lindy's system anymore.
This is likely his last season with the Sabres, but the "C" should be put on someone else's jersey.
Derek Roy has been the only forward putting up points consistently this season. Why not give the captaincy to Roy?
I know that Rivet is an experienced veteran and probably helps out quite a bit in the locker room, but it's time for him to go. He should never have gotten the "C" when he came here from San Jose.