does richards have a better chance than we think of getting the C?
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08-11-2011, 01:32 PM
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Hoboken, NJ
1 - Despite Richards past performance, leadership and history with Torts, this is the first time he will be playing in a market like NY. I think giving him the C would just be added pressure that he doesn't necessarily need or maybe even want for his debut in NY.
2 - Posts about Callahan not deserving the C are just silly
3 - Dubinsky is a leader, but his play has always been associated with inconsistency and discipline problems. Little tihngs but I do tihnk they are key differentiators when evaluating him as a potential C against Callahan.
All that being said, I truly don't think its a big deal whatsoever. Certain guys are great leaders (Messier wearing the C when he got here), others are leaders but just don't perform as well or prefer to wear the C (Leetch), and others aren't really leaders. I don't think who wears the letter has as big an impact on locker room dynamics as people thing (excluding the cases where there are severe chemistry issues / divisions).
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