2012-2013 New Jersey Devils (Team News, Player Discussion Part XX)
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10-10-2012, 03:29 PM
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Speaking of down the road..
Back in Albany, Henrique honing leadership skills
Henrique, a Calder Trophy finalist last season, wants to be a captain in the National Hockey League. He wants to be the player young guys look to for guidance. He wants to be the voice of a team -- the pulse, the guy that the coach leans on.
"A few years down the road I want to be in the position that Zach Parise is in
-- that's how I look at it," Henrique told NHL.com after playing in an American Hockey League preseason game for the Albany Devils. "Hopefully a few years down the road, some kid will be sitting in my spot and I'll be teaching him things."
Optimist in me wants to say that phrase echos on the prior and on being a Captain of a competitive team.
Cynic says "I want to be able to cash in on my pay day on the FA market, too"
Anyway, that aside... since the captaincy debate is always interesting.
It looks like Henrique wants that C on his chest (Not immediately, obviously)
Ya, I understand what he's talking about, but he definitely said it in the scariest way possible for us.
Definitely a good thing that Henrique wants to be a leader on the team though.
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