Zach Parise vs. Ilya Kovalchuk: Who Should Be the Next Captain in New Jersey

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Zach Parise vs. Ilya Kovalchuk: Who Should Be the Next Captain in New Jersey
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Since the 2004-05 lockout season, the New Jersey Devils have fallen from prominence.  With a proverbial carousel of coaches running through New Jersey and the departure of bona fide leaders including Scott Stevens, Scott Niedermayer and, most recently, Jamie Langenbrunner, the Devils do not currently have a captain. 

Naturally, a Devils Nation-wide debate has ensued about who should fill the vacant captaincy role.  A plethora of names have emerged, including Zach Parise, Ilya Kovalchuk, Patrik Elias and even Colin White before he was put on waivers.  However, the two front-runners appear to be Parise and Kovalchuk. 

In the next five slides, I will compare and contrast these two superstars by the criteria that are most important to being the next successful captain in New Jersey.

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