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Mcnofool6110 06-09-2013 03:04 PM

Next Captain?
 
With the imminent departure of the captain Shawn Horcoff and former assistant captain Ales Hemsky, it remains to be seen who the next captain will be:

Hall?
Eberle?
Smid?
Gagner?
Someone Else?
No captain for one year and then they'll decide?

Do not know whether this is thread worthy just yet, but I thought it could spark lively conversation.

McJadeddog 06-09-2013 03:05 PM

i'll be absolutely *shocked* if they don't give hall the captaincy if horcoff is gone... i actually expect it even if horcoff is still around (although i don't think that is very likely)

ExOilerFan 06-09-2013 03:05 PM

This is Hall's team now
Give him the C

The Nuge 06-09-2013 03:08 PM

Hall, but I'm not going to be surprised if they just go with 3 A's

Mcnofool6110 06-09-2013 03:09 PM

I feel (this has no expertise behind it whatsoever) that Smid would be a better transition captain than Hall, but I agree both that Hall should be captain (it's about time the most skilled player on this team got the captaincy) and will be captain.

KneeOnKnee 06-09-2013 03:09 PM

Taylor Hall, great ambassador to our team and says all the right things. Please no more 3rd or 4th line captains.

Spawn 06-09-2013 03:10 PM

I wouldn't be surprised if they waited. New coach might want to see the lay of the land himself before a new captain is named (assuming Horcoff is gone and if he isn't, he gives up the captaincy).

Philly85 06-09-2013 03:21 PM

4

/thread

T-Funk 06-09-2013 03:34 PM

It is quite obviously going to be Hall, especially after this last season. Might as well just bite the bullet and do it now.

Shanahanigans 06-09-2013 03:47 PM

Does anyone think they go with 3 A's until Hall matures a bit? He looks like a great leader on the ice and maybe in the locker room but I think he needs to mature a bit off ice.

BarDownMcBobo 06-09-2013 03:50 PM

I bet they go with a bunch of assistants and no captain next year. Probably one permanent guy(Eberle?) then guys like Gagner, Hall, Smid, Petry as rotating, two home two away.

Connor McOilers 06-09-2013 03:51 PM

Next to no one will say anything but Hall, so how about the A's?

Based on how hard they play, I'd like to see Gagner and Smid placed in positions of leadership. Players follow the leaders, when they see Gags dropping the gloves with people he shouldn't to defend a team mate or Smid sacrificing himself to block shots then they'll hopefully start to buy in as well. Third A will likely go to Eberle as he already has it.

McDNicks17 06-09-2013 03:52 PM

I wouldn't mind something like Hall, Smid and Eberle with A's.

T-Funk 06-09-2013 03:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shanahanigans (Post 67257557)
Does anyone think they go with 3 A's until Hall matures a bit? He looks like a great leader on the ice and maybe in the locker room but I think he needs to mature a bit off ice.

On the ice and in the locker room are where it matters most. As long as hockey still takes priority over the off-ice adventures, no one should really be telling him how to live his life.

I'd give Smid and Eberle an A as well.

Fourier 06-09-2013 04:15 PM

This one is closer than I thought it might be.

Broilers 06-09-2013 04:27 PM

Let boys be boys and grow. Give C to Captain Canada for one season.

RisingSun 06-09-2013 04:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Broilers (Post 67258989)
Let boys be boys and grow. Give C to Captain Canada for one season.

Or how about no.... Captain Canada has mutinied his own ship.

I say no captains this season, just rotating alternates. I feel like the C would cause a power struggle between the kids while they're still immature.

abootzky 06-09-2013 04:48 PM

I didn't vote because, as a fan, it doesn't matter to me who is chosen as captain of the players. I do hope the players (or coaches or management) pick someone who helps foster a successful/winning/mentally tough atmosphere in a dressing room that badly needs it.

Tarus 06-09-2013 04:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Broilers (Post 67258989)
Let boys be boys and grow. Give C to Captain Canada for one season.

Yeah, lets not do that.

Mctopchowda 06-09-2013 04:50 PM

Its Halls team right now
Smid and Eberle for A's.

Mr Forever 06-09-2013 04:54 PM

Hall, Smid and Gagner I'd say.

misfit 06-09-2013 04:55 PM

This is Taylor Hall's team. There has been a lot of talk about the emergence of Gagner as a leader, but I'd be shocked if they didn't give the C to Hall.

SephF 06-09-2013 04:58 PM

I just hope Smid finally gets a letter, we all know Hall is the next C.

molsonmuscle360 06-09-2013 05:17 PM

I voted Hall, but if it was my choice, the C would be on Smid's chest.

Mr Forever 06-09-2013 05:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SephF (Post 67260141)
I just hope Smid finally gets a letter, we all know Hall is the next C.

Agreed. He's a real heart and soul guy. Kind of like the new age Jason Smith.


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