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01-20-2010, 12:14 PM
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Winds of Change: Eric Staal named new captain in Carolina

http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=306922

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Veteran Rod Brind'Amour had served as the team's captain since August of 2005 and will remain as an alternate captain.

"Rod has been the consummate leader for the Hurricanes since his acquisition nearly 10 years ago," said Rutherford. "He is the only captain in franchise history to lift the Stanley Cup, and he will continue to play a leadership role in our organization.

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This should eliminate any future proposals for him. Damn.

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lol @ your Tambellini quote.

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Nice to see the Canes are getting serious about improving.

I can only hope we stick with thecaptainethanmoreau for the rest of the season.

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lol @ your Tambellini quote.
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As for Moreau, I don't like him as captain, but I really don't like it when teams strip their captain of the C and hand it to someone else. It likely makes little difference to the players in the locker room, and all it does is unneccesarily (sp?) humiliate the previous captain. I'd rather we just traded him (and by all accounts, he seems to be tradeable).

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As for Moreau, I don't like him as captain, but I really don't like it when teams strip their captain of the C and hand it to someone else. It likely makes little difference to the players in the locker room, and all it does is unneccesarily (sp?) humiliate the previous captain. I'd rather we just traded him (and by all accounts, he seems to be tradeable).
Yep, I like how Washington handled it a lot more than Carolina.

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Yep, I like how Washington handled it a lot more than Carolina.
But it really wasn't as big of a deal in Washington as Carolina. No matter how it rolls out, unless Brind'Amour retires later today or tomorrow, it was going to be much more awkward then moving Chris Clark who, despite being the Captain, was more of bit player on the Caps.

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But it really wasn't as big of a deal in Washington as Carolina. No matter how it rolls out, unless Brind'Amour retires later today or tomorrow, it was going to be much more awkward then moving Chris Clark who, despite being the Captain, was more of bit player on the Caps.
Is it really a big deal for either Carolina or Edmonton to change their captain at this point in the year?

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Is it really a big deal for either Carolina or Edmonton to change their captain at this point in the year?
In Edmonton, not at all imo, but the Media will play it up. As for Carolina, despite being a pile of suck equal to the Oil, Brind'Amour is such a well respect player, has served so well and long as Captain and Captained them to a Stanley Cup, it just a bit tougher.

It's the right decision, just saying it was probably tough pull that C off him.

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This is just prequel to them selling everything but the kitchen sink...

Damn the Carolina Hurricanes, they are a mockery to the NHL...

Bettman would love nothing more than to say, 'with the first selection of the day, would you all stand and welcome, General manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, Jim Rutherford...'

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Hopefully this gives him some confidence, and he gets like 20 points in hte next 8 games and they go on a 12 game winning streak.

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This is just prequel to them selling everything but the kitchen sink...

Damn the Carolina Hurricanes, they are a mockery to the NHL...

Bettman would love nothing more than to say, 'with the first selection of the day, would you all stand and welcome, General manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, Jim Rutherford...'
Umm, why and why?

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As for Moreau, I don't like him as captain, but I really don't like it when teams strip their captain of the C and hand it to someone else. It likely makes little difference to the players in the locker room, and all it does is unneccesarily (sp?) humiliate the previous captain. I'd rather we just traded him (and by all accounts, he seems to be tradeable).
We don't really know, Brind'amour might be fine with this. He may be willing to graciously hand the torch over to the next generation. In that case, nothing humiliating about it...

As for the Oilers, I'm not sure that the right recipient is there for Moreau to hand the C to. I don't feel like Penner would relish the role, nor would Hemsky (plus he's injured). Souray could be trade bait. Staios/Horcoff would, at least at the moment, not really accomplish what fans are looking for in stripping Moreau of the C. Might as well wait and see what happens, who's still around after the deadline/offseason, and then potentially make a change. (E.g. if Souray is still here). Otherwise, hold on for a year or two or three until we see if some of the new generation (Gagner/Eberle etc) have it in them.

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We don't really know, Brind'amour might be fine with this. He may be willing to graciously hand the torch over to the next generation. In that case, nothing humiliating about it...

As for the Oilers, I'm not sure that the right recipient is there for Moreau to hand the C to. I don't feel like Penner would relish the role, nor would Hemsky (plus he's injured). Souray could be trade bait. Staios/Horcoff would, at least at the moment, not really accomplish what fans are looking for in stripping Moreau of the C. Might as well wait and see what happens, who's still around after the deadline/offseason, and then potentially make a change. (E.g. if Souray is still here). Otherwise, hold on for a year or two or three until we see if some of the new generation (Gagner/Eberle etc) have it in them.
If they strip Moreau of the "C", frankly is should go to Visnovsky, seeing as he's most likely to stay, and I feel would make the best Captain right now.

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Do people really think that stripping Moreau of C and handing it to anyone else would make any difference? Is Moreau a good captain? No. Would a better captain make much difference when the team is so horrible? Doubtful.

I suspect even if Tambellini managed to insert Crosby or Ovechkin into the roster at the start of the season and give him C, the Oilers likely would still miss the play-offs...

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Nice to see the Canes are getting serious about improving.

I can only hope we stick with thecaptainethanmoreau for the rest of the season.
How exactly does this move improve the Canes?

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How exactly does this move improve the Canes?
ya I'm a bit confused too, does the C give him some super powers that we don't know about?

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As for Moreau, I don't like him as captain, but I really don't like it when teams strip their captain of the C and hand it to someone else. It likely makes little difference to the players in the locker room, and all it does is unneccesarily (sp?) humiliate the previous captain. I'd rather we just traded him (and by all accounts, he seems to be tradeable).
but I'd be good with taking away the "C" and not having a captain at all, since it seems we actually don't have any leaders.
then over the next while, see who may earn it.

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but I'd be good with taking away the "C" and not having a captain at all, since it seems we actually don't have any leaders.
then over the next while, see who may earn it.
This is really the only option that makes sense but even it seems unrealistic at this point. Moreau is clearly a detriment to this team at this stage of his career but look at our roster. There is one player on our roster that has any business wearing the C in the NHL and that's Sheldon Souray. However, his play this year has been pretty underwhelming and he's a likely candidate to be moved before the deadline so I don't see that happening.

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No point doing it here since there is no one to give it to right now. Might as well wait till next season and give it to Hall or Seguin half way through.

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Vishnovsky would be a good choice. I'd like to see Gagner with an "A" though.

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http://hurricanes.nhl.com/club/news....id=DL|CAR|home

To clarify this was a several month process with both Staal and Brind'amour discussing the events that would lead to this and whether or not each player would be ok or not ok on any level.

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Rutherford said that he first pitched the idea to Brind’Amour and Staal several months ago, and that the three have had ongoing dialogue ever since. It was the mutual understanding reached between all three that resulted in the change finally taking place.
Plus Brind'amour was always going to be the one that groomed Staal as captain. No way otherwise...plus the Oilers don't have that next and up and coming captain.

No one else would be able to justify having that C...so like another poster said...if you take it away from Moreau don't give it to anyone. None of them deserve it this year.

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To clarify this was a several month process with both Staal and Brind'amour discussing the events that would lead to this and whether or not each player would be ok or not ok on any level.



Plus Brind'amour was always going to be the one that groomed Staal as captain. No way otherwise...plus the Oilers don't have that next and up and coming captain.

No one else would be able to justify having that C...so like another poster said...if you take it away from Moreau don't give it to anyone. None of them deserve it this year.
Not so much a passing of the torch, as it would be more like throwing it off a cliff.

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