I'd have no problem with Callahan and Dubinsky being co-captains. They've been linked together their entire careers, and I think it would really have a positive effect on Dubi. Cally's going to have that same mentality whether he's the captain or the 13th forward.
I'm not shocked by the responses seen here, just a little shocked at the amount of respect given to Richards...
There's a reason a guy like Tort's wants a guy like Richards on this team, can you say LEADERSHIP and EXPERIENCE ? Just because the guy didn't have a "C" on his sweater in Dallas doesn't make Richards not deserving..Brendan Morrow was groomed from within the Stars organization and was justly awarded the "C" when Modano left after the 09-10 season.. This is a very similar situation, homegrown kid, busts his butt day in, day out, great work ethic...Major difference being experience..Does Callahan at 26 really deserve a "C" based on work ethic? I'm not saying he doesn't, but what kind of presence does he have away from the ice, in the lockeroom? If someone could shed light on that for me I'd be all over giving him the "C", but I'm hesitant due to experience, age and pressure that accompanies what entails wearing a "C" in the lockeroom...
I know it's been Ranger culture over the last decade to show up and "Loaf" it on the ice. That's all changed and we all appreciate seeing guy's like Cally, Dubi, Staal etc..work hard on a nightly basis, and that alone has "Won" folks over...But to be honest, isn't that what EVERY player in the NHL should be doing. Does this mean every HARD WORKING player in the NHL deserve a letter on their jersey?
There are responsibilities that go along with wearing a "C"..I'm not saying "Ritchie" deserves the "C" when he shows up to camp, nor am I saying don't give it to Cally..But I guess what I am saying is that this subject should be something worked out by the player's and coaching staff in camp. Richards will earn the respect of his teammates in camp quickly, he works hard and knows his craft, to dismiss giving him at least an "A" is ridiculous and in my opinion a "C" isn't out of the question...
Torts isn't gonna strip Staal of his A once he's already given it to him. THAT would send an ugly message. Also, I don't think Torts trusts Dubi enough to give him a letter anyway, in terms of maturity. Just speculating.
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