Gopher crew discussing it, brought up that every other NHL team/media/management comes in to play the Wild, and every one of them brings up Spurgeon. He's been the GUY they have all noticed the past decade.
Can't call him underrated so much anymore, but he's definitely been the most=respected by opponents, and they said it isn't even close.
And being the best player doesn't make you a captain, but Guerin said he doubted the fact coming in that Spurgeon was the leader. Until he said he hung around awhile. And as Sweens pointed out, Guerin gets what a Captain is, probably as good as anyone in the game.
Work like a Captain.
Play like a Pirate.