Next Captain: Vanek or Ott?
View Single Post
05-23-2013, 01:24 PM
Join Date: Sep 2002
Originally Posted by
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.
View Public Profile
Find More Posts by Jame