Crosby wanted to make sure Toews was fine with Canadian captain decision

Ian McLaren

In advance of Wednesday's game between the Red Wings and Blackhawks, Detroit and Canada head coach Mike Babock revealed that Sidney Crosby was somewhat hesitant to accept the Olympic captaincy, out of respect for Jonathan Toews.

Toews, of course, has won two Stanley Cups as captain of the Blackhawks, while Crosby has lifted the Cup only once in Pittsburgh.

Babcock added he and Crosby hold Toews in "very high regard."

Toews later replied with this: