I posted the rumor earlier today over on Twitter, and the Star has confirmed that rumor tonight, and that's that the Wizards have a new captain. His name is Davy Arnaud. Arnaud has replaced Jimmy Conrad as the captain of the Wizards. I'm not sure of the reason behind the change, but I personally have some questions about the move. After the way he finished last season I don't think Arnaud is an automatic starter. A captain should easily be penciled in immediately into the team's starting lineup, but that doesn't strike me 100% about Arnaud. Arnaud's a work horse and always busy, he's still one of the most underrated players in the league, but I just never saw him as captain material for the club. If Vermes was really wanting a new captain, I would have thought Josh Wolff, Stephane Auvray, or even Jimmy Nielsen before Arnaud. But it's all about what's on the field and in the locker room, so maybe there is something that I am missing.
What does this mean for Conrad? That remains to be see, but I'm sure it came as a bit of a shock to Conrad. How Conrad responds to this will also be a big question. Does he take it in stride, step up, do his job, and continue to be a leader on the field? Or does he sulk and are we starting to see the beginning of the end of Conrad's time in KC? I would hope that from what I've seen of Conrad's character holds turn and he does what he's done for quite a few years in KC, and that's anchor the Wizards defense.