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Poll: Who is named the next Oilers captain?

View Poll Results: Who will be the next Oilers captain?
Jordan Eberle 50 18.18%
Sam Gagner 1 0.36%
Taylor Hall 188 68.36%
Ales Hemsky 4 1.45%
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 5 1.82%
Ryan Smyth 25 9.09%
Ryan Whitney 2 0.73%
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01-06-2013, 08:20 AM
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Poll: Who is named the next Oilers captain?

Assuming Horcoff is bought out, the Oilers are going to need a captain. If one is named right away, who is it going to be?

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01-06-2013, 08:21 AM
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I would give it too Hemsky or RNH

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I thought a majority of Oiler fans believed Taylor Hall would be given that honour

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Probably Smyth, his career is almost done might as well give it to him.

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01-06-2013, 08:26 AM
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I'm giving my homer vote to Smyth. He was the soul of the team through some very high and low periods and deserves the honour more than anyone on that team, IMO. Let him retire as captain, even on the 3rd or 4th line. I believe he has a few more years left in the tank.

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I'd like it to be someone that will be here more than two seasons.

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Assuming Horcoff is bought out, the Oilers are going to need a captain. If one is named right away, who is it going to be?
Plus we can only buy Horcoff out next summer.

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I believe that Smyth should have it for this year and have one of the young guys follow in his shadow to take the C as soon as he retires. That's what I say. Tell Smyth he get's the captaincy and we want you to groom _______ to take the C as soon as you feel ready to pass it on.

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01-06-2013, 08:35 AM
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Hall or Smid.

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01-06-2013, 09:03 AM
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Home:
C - Hall A - Smyth and Horcoff/Hemsky/Smid

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C - Hall A - Eberle and Gagner/Nugent-Hopkins

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IMO Eberle would be a good choice:
-signed long term.
-composure on-ice. Not likely to let the "C" effect his performance or over feed his ego.
-mature enough to bridge the gap between the young guns and the vets.
-with his demeanour, he wouldn't come across as a kid throwing a tantrum when dealing with on-ice officials.
-vanilla enough with the media not to offend us hardcore fans that dissect every word and fill-in-the-blanks to fit our own opinion.

That said, I predict Hall will get it this summer after Horcoff gets bought out. The fans love him and he is already representing the team while courting FAs and at the draft.

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Oh look this thread yet again

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Hallsy. Hope the brass reads this board

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01-06-2013, 11:01 AM
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it can be split about 50-50.
hall for the times when he is healthy and can play, smid or eberle when he is not.

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01-06-2013, 11:09 AM
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Lockout ends and 4 hours later...

"Assuming Horcoff is bought out"

forgot how awesome our fans are.

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Horcoff will end up with a contract extension before he ever gets bought out...how sad is that?

Even though his cap hit is 5.5, he's actually only getting 4M and 3M in salary after this season.

It is feasible to assume that they will change the captaincy before that. I'd guess Hall.

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Hall. Hopefully the C comes sooner rather than later.

Eberle, Smid and Smyth as A's

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Of those choices Hall, but I think Smid will be in line for it as well.

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Probably Smyth, his career is almost done might as well give it to him.
Smyth doesn't lead Hall, Eberle or RNH onto the ice every night. It's their team now. When we're down a goal, everyone is looking at them to get the job done. One of them should be captain and I think Hall is the guy. He's the face of the franchise.

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Horcoff will not be bought out....what's the point? The Oilers are not in any cap trouble and he is the captain of the team.

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Horcoff will not be bought out....what's the point? The Oilers are not in any cap trouble and he is the captain of the team.
Even Horcoff said on the day he was named captain that he knew the day would eventually come where he gave up the C to one of the young players. It likely doesn't happen this season but probably next summer. Either way, there is almost no chance that Horcoff has a letter on his jersey when he plays his last game as an Oiler. He doesn't need to be bought out for this to happen.

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