Sometimes, an older captain is just as good a choice


‘Rivet, 34, wasn’t criticizing the younger captains around the league, but merely pointing out that, in his case, he would not have been ready in his early 20s to take on that challenge. Now, he’s a seasoned veteran who can pass on that experience to his younger teammates in Buffalo. "I think you have to go through your ups and downs and deal with different situations and learn from older players. In today’s game, it seems like teams are going in a different route."’