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04-08-2004, 04:19 AM
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European Captains

I like the Eurpean style of game. Some of my all time favorite players are European and alot of them play a tough hard nosed game of hockey. I hate having them as captains in the NHL. I feel the vast majority of Euro captains in the league are weak and their C does not mean alot to the NA players. Is Sundin the leader of the Leafs? Maybe we all think he is but TO has a lot of older NA guys that have a lot of leadership abilities. Roberts, Newendyke(?), Domi, Leetch, and Francis just to name a few. I think when the going gets tough the team will be leaning on these guys to carry them through. Sundin may have the C because he is the best player not the best leader. Same story in Vancouver with Naslund. The best player on the team but does he have the respect of teamates as a leader? I don't know for sure but it did not take Burke long to bring back the old stand-by Trevor Linden. They are going to need someone who has proven he can carry a team a long ways on his back during the playoffs. Naslund has the ability to do so, but never has as of yet. The players in the Vancouver locker room look to TL to lead come playoff time. The captain of Ottawa, DA is a good player and fairly good leader but don't you think there might be a better C in that room somewhere else?

I know the title of Captain is symbolic and really means nothing when it gets right down to it, leaders lead no matter what letter is on their chest, but why not put it on your true leader, not your best player.

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Did we really need another 'Roberts / Nieuwendyk / Francis / McCabe / Reichel / Linden / the Sedins are the REAL captains!1111' thread?

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I hate having them as captains in the NHL.
Congrats! You have shamed everyone from Edmonton with this bigoted post.

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Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. I hate having them as captains in the NHL, the end.
Are you for real ?

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Did we really need another 'Roberts / Nieuwendyk / Francis / McCabe / Reichel / Linden / the Sedins are the REAL captains!1111' thread?
Can't be them; they aren't North American.

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Can't be them; they aren't North American.
They were the comedy options.

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A great induvidial makes a good captain, not where he is from.

Besides, there is a reason there are some euro captains in the this league. They have been selected by the organization and/or the team, so I can't see your compliant.

It's not like Naslund, Sundin, Norstrom, Alfredsson(notice only swedish captains) etc have just claimed the right to the C.

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Another "You have to be outspoken and a physical dominating player to be a captain thread".

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Is Sundin the leader of the Leafs?
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Roberts, Newendyke(?), Domi, Leetch, and Francis just to name a few

And he indirectly said that Domi would make a better captain than Sundin.

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Congrats! You have shamed everyone from Edmonton with this bigoted post.
Agreed. I'm aghast this guy is from Edmonton. For what its worth, I think Naslund is one of the best captains in the NHL. He's got tons of class, scores the big goals for his team, is consistent as all heck and he's very blunt and honest during the media scrums after games. He was one who used the "Choke" word last season (or earlier?) when the Canucks failed to win home ice advantage in the playoffs.

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As another already pointed out it matters not where a person was bonr, or raised, but who that person is.

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