Yesterday, Mark Messier visited with the "NHL on the Fly" the 2011 Mark Messier Leadership Award. During the discussion they announced that the finalists for the award are Zdeno Chara of the Boston Bruins, Shane Doan of the Phoenix Coyotes and Nicklas Lidstrom of the Detroit Red Wings. All three are quite deserving of being nominated and are great leaders.
The discussion went far beyond the award itself and into what makes a great leader. Having Doug Weight and Kevin Weekes there made it even more interesting as they shared stories of having Messier as their captain. Good stuff.