Guerin will wear the C is reporting that the New York Islanders have named newly signed forward Bill Guerin as the team’s captain going into the 2007-08 season.

Guerin becomes the 11th team captain in Islanders history.

Opinion: While this is an odd situation in that most of, if not all, of the big name players have left this team, I can’t agree with placing the captain’s C on a player who’s been wearing your uniform for a week.

I’m not going to sugar-coat this, I’m a Rangers fan. I find nothing but pleasure in the demise of the Islanders, but, in all reality, what does Bill Guerin know about being a New York Islander that he deserves to be the captain and lead the team? Am I off-base with this? I wouldn’t want to see Chris Drury or Scott Gomez become Rangers captain. Alternate maybe, but not THE captain.

Just seems like a desparation move by a franchise that’s long past the threshhold of desparation.