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09-04-2010, 11:33 AM
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It's Getzlaf's team guys...It's nice to have a good veteran leader with an "A" in Koivu.

Getzlaf for Captain.

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09-04-2010, 12:02 PM
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I get the same impression, but that doesn't change how I feel about it. I don't consider this his team until he earns that right, and so far I don't think he has. He's earned the right to be considered that guy, but until he takes it by the reins takes control, I'm not calling this his team.

I'd be fine with Anaheim giving him the C, but my assumption would be that they are giving it to him because they expect him to own up to the responsibility and be a better leader than he has been. I can accept that, and if it works out that way it looks great. But if I'm picking the best choice to wear the C based on who is the most worthy candidate right now? It's Koivu, without question.

Niedermayer made this team his. He hadn't even played a single game for the Ducks and the players picked him to be the Captain. If that wasn't enough, he stepped out onto the ice and immediately showed us that actions speak louder than words when it came to #27. When it came down to being healthy for Anaheim or playing in the Olympics in 06, he picked Anaheim. That's the kind of **** I want to see from Getzlaf. I don't care how Getzlaf does it, because everyone has their own way, but Getzlaf has to make this team his. If Getzlaf is wearing the C, I expect nothing less. It's not just about going out there and putting up points. He has to lead.
You act as though Nieds was a model captain the last two years, if anything, he's the one who taught Getzlaf to pick and choose when to lead the team. The last two years, Nieds spent half the season in cruise mode. Then, when the chips were down he picked his game up and led the team.

Getzlaf has always elevated his game when it matters most, whether it be the WJC, stretch runs, playoffs, SCF, Olympics, ect. He thrives in pressure situations and only gets better with added responsibility. The offense and overall team success revolves around him, it would be a terrible move to not give him the captaincy.

The only negative I can think of when it comes to Getzlaf is how yappy he is. Then again, Crosby is one of the biggest whiners in the game and he's regarded as one of the best leaders in the game. Not to mention Getzlaf needs to be emotionally involved in a game to be at his best, so maybe him being yappy isn't so bad.


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09-04-2010, 04:13 PM
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Getzlaf C
Koivu A
Selanne A

If he doesn't want to be the captain, Teemu can very well be an A at the very least. And I like to think at Getzlaf as captain since he's our franchise player.

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09-04-2010, 06:37 PM
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C Getzlaf
A Selanne
A Koivu
(A if three) Parros!!!

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09-17-2010, 04:10 PM
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The Ducks put up some pictures of training camp today on their Facebook page. I found this picture interesting...

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._5843059_n.jpg

Getzlaf with an "A" and not a "C"?

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09-17-2010, 04:20 PM
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Koivu - C
Getzlaf - A
Sutton - A

is my guess...

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09-17-2010, 04:31 PM
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The Ducks put up some pictures of training camp today on their Facebook page. I found this picture interesting...

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._5843059_n.jpg

Getzlaf with an "A" and not a "C"?
In the video on the Ducks twitter page of todays pictures, Koivu also has an 'A' on his jersey. Bobby and Teemu did not have letters.

SoB

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09-17-2010, 04:52 PM
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so it has to be parros who will wear C
if not koivu than maybe marchant?

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09-17-2010, 05:16 PM
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Or everyone is using last year's jerseys for these shoots...?

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09-17-2010, 05:43 PM
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I also think it would be nice for Teemu to be captain. He was only captain of the Ducks for one season, and Koivu was captain of the canadiens for quite a long time.

Getzlaf definitely deserves the C, but i think he should give it to Teemu for his last season.

Duck's only chance to stay alive for playoff contention is to score a **** ton of goals, and hope the D fills in sometime in the future. Teemu is a good guy to center your team around for offensive hockey.

C- Teemu
A- Getzlaf
A- Perry


Visnovsky could wear an A too, but it might put too much pressure on him as he's our number 1 d man until Fowler's going hard or we make a trade


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09-17-2010, 05:46 PM
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Or maybe we're better than the Rangers/Sabres and know how not to leak things.

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09-17-2010, 05:57 PM
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C - Getzlaf
A - Koivu
A - Visnovsky

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09-17-2010, 06:03 PM
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09-17-2010, 07:26 PM
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The most likely scenario is that Getzlaf and Koivu are still wearing A's because they haven't announced a captain yet. Those two are pretty much the only guys it will go to unless they want to go without a captain which I doubt they will do.

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09-17-2010, 07:37 PM
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The most likely scenario is that Getzlaf and Koivu are still wearing A's because they haven't announced a captain yet. Those two are pretty much the only guys it will go to unless they want to go without a captain which I doubt they will do.
I doubt that too. There are worthy candidates, and if they gave Pronger the C in 2007-2008 with Niedermayer still "active" I am sure they would pass the C down now instead of waiting.

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09-17-2010, 08:49 PM
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teemu seems like the person who would be honoured to wear the C but woudl never accept it lol

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09-17-2010, 08:55 PM
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Does Koivu even want the C? I somehow seem to recall someone mentioning last season that Koivu didn't want to be the captain when he came here, that he was perfectly happy with an A. I don't know how true that may be, but it kinda makes sense. If Saku isn't the captain, then I imagine Getzlaf will be. (Unless they feel they want him to wait another year, then Marchant could be a possibility. Or they can go with three A's and no C, like what Montreal did last season.)

Or Hiller can be captain.

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09-17-2010, 11:19 PM
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so it has to be parros who will wear C

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09-17-2010, 11:46 PM
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The Ducks put up some pictures of training camp today on their Facebook page. I found this picture interesting...

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._5843059_n.jpg

Getzlaf with an "A" and not a "C"?
I swear he gets more bald everytime I see him

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09-18-2010, 12:15 AM
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I swear he gets more bald everytime I see him
That's usually how it works.


But wow, I didn't notice the first time I looked at the pic how bad the hair was, nice comb over though.

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09-18-2010, 03:38 PM
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C-Koivu
A-Getzlaf
A-Marchant

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09-19-2010, 12:32 AM
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C - Getzlaf
A - Koivu
A - Marchant

He's ready, I don't buy all the knocks against him towards this.

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Pretty sure Perry wears an A over Marchant.

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Pretty sure Perry wears an A over Marchant.
I second that.

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Here's my list for the Captaincy:

C: Koivu
A: Selanne
A: Marchant

I say we take the "A" off of Getzlaf for the time being. I don't think he's ready for it yet. I think by taking the "A" off his sweater, he won't have to worry about all the other "extra" responsibilities.

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