Thread: Rumor: Gagner New Captain?
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08-28-2013, 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Insta View Post
I'm not sure how you can make the comparison. Smith put it all on the line night in and night out and would punish people for crossing his path. He wasn't the most skilled but his style of play was inspiring.

I'm not sure who Gagner inspires when everyone sees him check himself into the boards when Steve Ott looks up at him.
you don't have to "inspire" to be the go to leader. And you misinterpreted the point I was trying to make. I said maybe there's something else there, we as fans don't always know the whole story. Things ain't always as they appear on the surface. I wouldn't call Jason Smith "inspiring" because he crushed guys. He would on occasion but moreover it was just his quiet intensity and huge pain threshold which gave him his reputation of being a leader and a true captain. I'm not advocating for Gagner as the new captain but who knows really, I think worse decisions could be made.

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