Originally Posted by gyldenlove
Being a leader is more than being old, it is about commanding the respect of other players, neither Knuble nor Arnott was in a position to command the respect of the locker room when they were in DC. There is a reason guys like Sakic, Chara, Toews, Lidstrom are such good leaders, they are strong personalities who have a talent level that other players look up and respect.
I again disagree. Arnott was sought at the trading deadline to be veteran leadership. Leaders lead regardless of age or personality....while the guys you listed above are captains and leaders, it is not for their strong personality (save maybe Toews) they are leaders by example.
Your Messiers, Yzerman's, Steven's were leaders that were strong personalities as well.