Gagner New Captain?
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08-28-2013, 02:14 PM
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Ottawa, Canada
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Do you think Hall would be a bad choice and if so, why?
Here is the main reason why I don't want Hall captain.
The captain traditionally needs to be the level headed leader on the ice. The "rock" if you will, if the team is shaken or lacking confidence it's the captain that needs to step up and rally the troops.
Hall plays with an intense emotion, he's an emotional player. I LOVE that about him. I don't want to curb that emotion in any way by sticking a "C" on his chest. He plays with an edge and in my mind for him to be the captain he would have to back off that edge a step.
In my opinion, we need Hall going flat out doing what he does best and not worrying about motivating other people.
It's kind of why I was leaning more on Eberle at being the captain because it seems like he has more of that "intellectual" mentality rather than "physical" or "brute" playing style that Hall has. I feel that Eberle could take on the duties as the captain and it wouldn't affect his play at all.
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