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05-23-2013, 01:24 PM
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Jame
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Originally Posted by Ruckus007 View Post
174 career games, one good season, and isn't and probably won't ever be an important member of a good team (i.e., better than the 4/5 that he looks to be).


Without getting into the idea specifically, you can see where people might be skeptical.
1. I think he's been a good defensive defensemen in 2 of the last 3 seasons.
2. I don't think # of games is relevant....plenty of younger, lesser games played Captains have been named
3. I think a rotating Captaincy, or multiple alternates/no captain is an absolutely stupid path to take
4. I think "bottom pairing" defensemen who can play shutdown situations are very important members of a team

He basically will be taking over Regehrs role, has a similar demeanor on the ice, will stand up for his teammates, and has a take no ******** attitude off the ice (see interviews)


His biggest qualification? He's had to fight for his job every single year.

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