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Next Years Captain?

View Poll Results: Who should be named Captain next season?
David Backes 71 67.62%
Patrick Berglund 2 1.90%
Carlo Colaiacovo 0 0%
Barret Jackman 8 7.62%
Andy McDonald 2 1.90%
TJ Oshie 0 0%
David Perron 0 0%
Alex Pietrangelo 4 3.81%
Roman Polak 0 0%
Kevin Shattenkirk 0 0%
Alex Steen 3 2.86%
Chris Stewart 0 0%
Other (tell us who you'd rather) 0 0%
None, dress all A's 2 1.90%
I like Ice-cream 13 12.38%
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06-20-2011, 03:45 PM
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Assuming 1 Captain and 4 Alternates (Two Road, Two Home):
C - David Backes
HA - Alex Steen
HA - Barret Jackman
RA - Andy McDonald
RA - Alex Pietrangelo
One forward alternate and one defenseman alternate for each pairing. Steen and Jackman return with their As, Brewer's out so Backes goes from A to C, and with Johnson being traded that leaves two A's open. Last season, during Steen and Jackman's injuries, McDonald and Pietrangelo were given the other A's (three A's in game with Backes being the third), so that would be the set-up.

Backes gets the C for being a pretty vocal teammate, having very good skills with public and media, the popularity from last season (30-30-60 with over 200 hits and being voted MVP by fans), and for already being locked-up in a 5-year contract with the team. He sticks up for his teammates, plays a passionate game, and has very apparent (and audible) leadership on the ice. Dude wins by a landslide.

Assuming 1 Captain and 2 Alternates:
C - David Backes
A - Alex Steen
A - Barret Jackman
This would mean there is no need for the two other A's, so nothing changes.

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Assuming 1 Captain and 4 Alternates (Two Road, Two Home):
C - David Backes
HA - Alex Steen
HA - Barret Jackman
RA - Andy McDonald
RA - Alex Pietrangelo
One forward alternate and one defenseman alternate for each pairing. Steen and Jackman return with their As, Brewer's out so Backes goes from A to C, and with Johnson being traded that leaves two A's open. Last season, during Steen and Jackman's injuries, McDonald and Pietrangelo were given the other A's (three A's in game with Backes being the third), so that would be the set-up.
This sounds like a good plan to me...

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Bumping a couple month old thread but I figured it's better than making a new one.

Jeremy Rutherford
Armstrong says Blues will decide by 1st day of camp whether to name 1 captain or group of leaders.
1 minute ago from Twitter for Android

I didn't realize they were strongly considering having just a 'group'. I would assume this would only be done if you had nobody who could fit the role (but I feel we have at least a couple).

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Even though Armstrong said they're still deciding about a captain vs. a group of leaders, I still think they'll name a new C. There can still be a large group of leaders in addition to a captain.

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I would hope that humility is set aside for anyone with leadership skills to step up and ask for it if they have the confidence. This team needs someone who wants to be the leader, who wants to be responsible for the teams success, and wants to prove what it takes to wear the C.

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08-25-2011, 12:31 PM
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David Backes has been groomed for this role. That said however, I wouldn't mind Steen or Pietrangelo getting the 'C'.

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08-25-2011, 01:26 PM
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David Backes has been groomed for this role. That said however, I wouldn't mind Steen or Pietrangelo getting the 'C'.
I was thinking along these lines too. They may bww deciding between backes and pie and if they choose pie they may go with a group of alternates until the time is right for the C. And if they decide backes he can get the C now.

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From JR's weekly chat...

Jeremy Rutherford:
I talked to several people in the organization today and it's hard to get a read. I do believe the decision has been made and they're waiting to let the cat out of the bag. This is an organization that has had all offseason to discuss this topic. Last week, Davis Payne met with the Peoria coaches and both staffs went over the terminology they will use, so that when players are called up, they are speaking the same language. You can't tell me they're going in great detail over that, and they haven't decided on the captaincy issue.

I don't like to ride the fence in these chats. So while I believe there are some in the organization who would like having a group of A's, my guess is they name a captain. My guess is David Backes.

Read more: http://interact.stltoday.com/discuss...#ixzz1W4KhoYiC

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08-27-2011, 10:18 PM
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More support for Backes:

http://101sports.com/category/tcasey...es-as-Captain/

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Backes get's my vote, he's one of the only Blue's left from the Dark Days.

I'd be happy with Jackman too, given this year is his ten year anniversary with the team.

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Doug Armstrong and Davis Payne will announce the team captains tomorrow at 10 a.m. #stlblues
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Damn they had to make it plural so it's hard to subjectively determine if there is one true Captain to rule them all... or something.

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I love how "I like ice cream" got the 2nd most votes.

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I love how "I like ice cream" got the 2nd most votes.
I know that's always my back up plan.

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I love how "I like ice cream" got the 2nd most votes.
Don't discount the lockerroom presence of Mint Choclolate Chip. Tkachuk fat jokes in 3...2...1...

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If the Blues have decided NOT to name a C, and instead go with a group of A's, it's because they see Pietrangelo as the future C. #stlblues
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http://www.truehockey.com/articles/B...me-New-Captain

David Backes, leading candidate.

Press conference tomorrow, 10:00am.

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Per JR, it's Backes.

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David Backes will be named the 20th captain in Blues' history. More to come soon on STLtoday.com.

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Backes is Captain, assistants are Jackman (guessing: home), Steen (home), McDonald (away), and Langenbrunner (away). No 'A' for Alex.

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Officially it's Backes C and McDonald, Steen, Langenbrunner and Jackman as the A's.

Guess they will rotate the A's. You only dress two, right?

A little surprised by Langenbrunner. Guess Petro gets an A next year.

Good move by the team.

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well deserved, David!

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Woohoo. Now I have an even better excuse to get that Backes jersey i've always wanted.

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Langenbrunner with the A is very promising. Hopefully its a sign he'll put the New Jersey chapter behind him and be an effective leader on this team.

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