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AdamBanks99 01-31-2012 02:27 PM

Having an American Captain
 
just a random thought...

if the rangers happen to win a stanley cup while callahan is captain (*knock on wood*), he would be just the second american captain in nhl history to win the cup. that's a pretty cool bit of trivia when the rangers had the first american born conn smythe winner (and one of only two [thomas]).

Gardner McKay 01-31-2012 03:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AdamBanks99 (Post 43337537)
just a random thought...

if the rangers happen to win a stanley cup while callahan is captain (*knock on wood*), he would be just the second american captain in nhl history to win the cup. that's a pretty cool bit of trivia when the rangers had the first american born conn smythe winner (and one of only two [thomas]).

First was Modano?

AdamBanks99 01-31-2012 03:12 PM

right team, but modano had an A.

http://www.nhldigest.com/wp-content/...llas-Stars.jpg

Bird Law 01-31-2012 03:24 PM

Frankly, I think it's a great honor for a historically American team like the Rangers to be represented by an American. I love that our captain is from the USA.

NYRKindms 01-31-2012 03:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Jonathan. (Post 43340005)
Frankly, I think it's a great honor for a historically American team like the Rangers to be represented by an American. I love that our captain is from the USA.

I am not sure if we have the most US born players on a team but we had a bunch recently

Cally
Dubi
Boyle
McD
Stepan
Sauer


Gomez, Drury

AdamBanks99 01-31-2012 03:42 PM

i have an immense amount of pride in american hockey so it's great to see so many americans have big roles on the rangers:

callahan (C)
dubinsky
stepan
mcdonagh
sauer
boyle
rupp
and kreider and miller in the system.

not to mention torts and sully.

UnderPSI 01-31-2012 04:18 PM

Would be a nice thing to add to his resume.

Kel Varnsen 01-31-2012 04:28 PM

Cally is from NY State also

Pizza 01-31-2012 04:34 PM

NY state of mind.

AdamBanks99 01-31-2012 04:41 PM

in that case he would also have something in common with messier if he wins the cup with the rangers.

rangersfan111 01-31-2012 04:43 PM

With the influx of Americans on this roster one could still argue that the Canadians are the best players on this team.
Arguable our 3 best defencemen and best forward are all Canadian.

Gardner McKay 01-31-2012 04:46 PM

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Originally Posted by YMMV (Post 43342195)
Would be a nice thing to add to his resume.

No a nice thing would be a Conn Smythe. A freakin' awesome thing would be a Stanley Cup. That being said, the road is long and we still have much of the mountain to climb to get there.

jacko23 01-31-2012 04:51 PM

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Originally Posted by rangersfan111 (Post 43343345)
With the influx of Americans on this roster one could still argue that the Canadians are the best players on this team.
Arguable our 3 best defencemen and best forward are all Canadian.

Nooo..... Our best forward is Slovakian.

AdamBanks99 01-31-2012 05:12 PM

3 best defenseman? how? mac is from minny.

JayQueensNY88* 01-31-2012 05:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AdamBanks99 (Post 43337537)
just a random thought...

if the rangers happen to win a stanley cup while callahan is captain (*knock on wood*), he would be just the second american captain in nhl history to win the cup. that's a pretty cool bit of trivia when the rangers had the first american born conn smythe winner (and one of only two [thomas]).

I think nothing of it... not really a big deal..actually who cares.

Screw You Rick Nash 01-31-2012 05:36 PM

Also we have the only American player in history to score a hatty in his first game.

nafsregnar27 01-31-2012 06:37 PM

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Originally Posted by jay8899 (Post 43345393)
I think nothing of it... not really a big deal..actually who cares.

We care. The majority of Rangers fans are Americans and it's great to be able to say your franchise has only one of few Americans who was able to win a trophy.

Callagraves 01-31-2012 06:44 PM

American Rangers on the team or in the system worth mentioning.

Cally
Dubi
McD
Sauer
D-Step
Boyle
Rupp
Bickle
Bourque
Miller
Kreider

Affinity 01-31-2012 06:53 PM

I'm excited to see if more of our guys make the 2014 Olympic team.

mahonistan* 01-31-2012 08:06 PM

First was Darian Hatcher

DevilChuk* 01-31-2012 10:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kaneone (Post 43345683)
Also we have the only American player in history to score a hatty in his first game.

One of the greatest US players of all time!!



How many other players even have that achievement? I doubt many..

useref15 01-31-2012 11:52 PM

I believe in a telecast last year, they said Buffalo had the most American players.

DM Smiths 02-01-2012 12:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jonathan. (Post 43340005)
Frankly, I think it's a great honor for a historically American team like the Rangers to be represented by an American. I love that our captain is from the USA.

Definitely.

Calad 02-01-2012 03:30 AM

While we are on the topic of american hockey, whats the chances of Cally being captain of the olympic team, given they are allowed to go to Sochi in 2014?

MrJonas 02-01-2012 08:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Calad (Post 43389777)
While we are on the topic of american hockey, whats the chances of Cally being captain of the olympic team, given they are allowed to go to Sochi in 2014?

I think Parise or maybe Kesler gets that role before Callahan does.


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