I was talking hockey with my parents tonight, and I realized that the Stars are short one alternate captain with Stu retiring. Immediately I thought that Robi would be the perfect player to get the “A” Stu had last year.
I haven’t heard any announcement yet about who will be wearing it this year, but no one on the team deserves it more than Robi. He’s on the ice for a lot of time each game, so he’s always visible and able to talk to the refs and he is a great, hard-working player who deserves the honor of being an alternate captain. I also don’t think that anyone else on the team would appreciate wearing one of the “A”s more than Robi would. We all know how selfless and grateful he is, and I know he would be so happy and honored to get it.
So there’s my pitch, Dave Tippett. Give Robi the “A”!!!