Thread: Rumor: Gagner New Captain?
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08-28-2013, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Bryanbryoil View Post
So let me get this right, Eakins is supposed to respect Horcoff's wishes (if this was the case, I didn't read the whole thread) when he never coached Horcoff and may never have even spoken to him? You doubt that Eakins would object? Is he not the coach? Would he not at the very least let the players that are still here put it to a vote? Personally I don't think that it's a good idea to give Gagner the C for a number of reasons. Firstly expectations will be very high for him and it could turn into a Horcoffian type of a situation which is unfair for Sam. Secondly he needs to be a complete player to deserve the nod, when he puts in the time to be a 2 way C then maybe he should get some consideration. Thirdly there are better short and long term candidates ie. Ference, Hall, Smid, RNH, etc.
Ference has never played a game on the club and should be captain of it?

In the case of a player like Pronger I consider that. But not for a fairly normal journeyman D that hasn't played here.

RNH? Timing is off, too young imo and we don't know if he even starts the year. I think for this year anyway you want to sound the note of the team jumping out of the gate and everything in place for that. Captain in absentia to start might not be a good strategy.

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