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03-07-2013, 02:33 PM
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Watch tonight when the players take the ice. Notice who comes out last in what was Nash's normal "Captaincy" position.

I know the answer, just curious if anyone else has noticed it.

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03-07-2013, 02:37 PM
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Watch tonight when the players take the ice. Notice who comes out last in what was Nash's normal "Captaincy" position.

I know the answer, just curious if anyone else has noticed it.
I want to say I've seen him out last even when Nash was still here, fist-bumping the players as they make the turn into the tunnel.

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03-07-2013, 02:50 PM
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I want to say I've seen him out last even when Nash was still here, fist-bumping the players as they make the turn into the tunnel.
If you're referring to Umby, he's always 2nd to last. He's the first one in the hall, then fist bumps everyone as they go by, then lets one player in behind him.

It used to be Nash, which is how I got the great shot of him in the call to arms video.

Now it is someone else.

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Watch tonight when the players take the ice. Notice who comes out last in what was Nash's normal "Captaincy" position.

I know the answer, just curious if anyone else has noticed it.
hmm, intriguing. I'll check the DVR of the last game too.

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Watch tonight when the players take the ice. Notice who comes out last in what was Nash's normal "Captaincy" position.

I know the answer, just curious if anyone else has noticed it.
I'm not 100% sure, but I believe it's Vinny Prospal.

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03-07-2013, 03:11 PM
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If you're referring to Umby, he's always 2nd to last. He's the first one in the hall, then fist bumps everyone as they go by, then lets one player in behind him.

It used to be Nash, which is how I got the great shot of him in the call to arms video.

Now it is someone else.
Hmm. Thanks.

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03-07-2013, 04:30 PM
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Brandon Dubinsky will be named the next captain of the CBJ. Once healthy I would expect this to come into focus shortly.
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That would be a good choice... Prospal is the actual team leader but I doubt he plays after this season.. I think the team needs a Captain, Duby would be a good one imo.
Richards seems to like him a lot, that's for sure.

Whoever the captain is, I would hope they take less maintenance days than Rick "Maintenance Day" Nash.

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I'm not 100% sure, but I believe it's Vinny Prospal.
Yes.

Maybe I'm reading too much into it, but that is something that is decided by the players, and I think it says a lot.

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03-10-2013, 09:53 AM
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Why on earth do we have Boll and Dorse as "A"s? That is humiliating. I understand that they both stick up for the team but that's what they get paid to do. If Dorse or Boll didn't fight...They wouldn't be in the league. Neither has ever been in the playoffs?

The only people on this team who wear A's should be: Prospal, JJ, Wiz, Umby, Tyuts, and Dubi.

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03-10-2013, 10:04 AM
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Why on earth do we have Boll and Dorse as "A"s? That is humiliating. I understand that they both stick up for the team but that's what they get paid to do. If Dorse or Boll didn't fight...They wouldn't be in the league. Neither has ever been in the playoffs?

The only people on this team who wear A's should be: Prospal, JJ, Wiz, Umby, Tyuts, and Dubi.
If it's being driven from the locker room and the coaching staff then I have no problem with it whatsoever. We have no idea what the team dynamic is and if that's the way they want it fine with me.

Hard to argue with the attitude and effort we are seeing.

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03-10-2013, 10:19 AM
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The lack of a captain and who is wearing the A has definitely hurt the team. Especially the last 5 games.

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03-10-2013, 12:13 PM
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Why on earth do we have Boll and Dorse as "A"s? That is humiliating. I understand that they both stick up for the team but that's what they get paid to do. If Dorse or Boll didn't fight...They wouldn't be in the league. Neither has ever been in the playoffs?

The only people on this team who wear A's should be: Prospal, JJ, Wiz, Umby, Tyuts, and Dubi.
Just because they aren't top line players, shouldn't matter if they are leaders. Dorsett in particular was a standout player for this horrible team last year, and absolutely has earned a letter ... at least until someone else comes along and works harder, does more of the "little things", and tried as hard to win.

As Roadman mentioned - look at the way the team is playing. That's all we need worry about.

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03-10-2013, 01:56 PM
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They also said at the beginning of the season that they would rotate the "A". Probably part of the rotation.

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04-07-2013, 08:42 PM
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Maybe we can use the C to recruit a UFA here that would not otherwise choose us. Boll won't be Captain...Aucoin will be gone... Vinny might take it for a year...

Seriously - C is a big deal, and to give some UFA the chance...

...and we will give them 2 extra million and 3 extra years.

And a ride on the Zamboni.

And a Zoo pass.

Ignoring the end of the post, I do think the C might help lure someone here who is on the fence.

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Maybe we can use the C to recruit a UFA here that would not otherwise choose us. Boll won't be Captain...Aucoin will be gone... Vinny might take it for a year...

Seriously - C is a big deal, and to give some UFA the chance...

...and we will give them 2 extra million and 3 extra years.

And a ride on the Zamboni.

And a Zoo pass.

Ignoring the end of the post, I do think the C might help lure someone here who is on the fence.
I disagree with your reasoning here ... a player isn't going to sign somewhere just because of the added notion that he can wear a letter... and any player that would, I wouldn't want on my team. Captains earn it in every aspect of the word, and the type of players I want on my team are the type of players who want to play for a well established leadership core, and add to it.

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Maybe we can use the C to recruit a UFA here that would not otherwise choose us. Boll won't be Captain...Aucoin will be gone... Vinny might take it for a year...

Seriously - C is a big deal, and to give some UFA the chance...

...and we will give them 2 extra million and 3 extra years.

And a ride on the Zamboni.

And a Zoo pass.

Ignoring the end of the post, I do think the C might help lure someone here who is on the fence.
I think there are only a very small handful of players in history that deserve to be given the C on a new team without earning it. Most of them are retired and in the HOF or will be there shortly. (Gretzky, Lemieux, Yzerman) Any that are active in the league right now will never see UFA status. (Crosby, Toews)

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Am I the only one that thinks this season proves that being a captain in the NHL is over rated at times if you have the right group of players?

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04-23-2013, 03:31 PM
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DMac! He is one if not the hardest workers on the team, has established leadership and respect on the team and would be a great captain IMHO. The guy who wears the "C" does not have to be a superstar or the loudest guy, but DMac has intangibles that you want in a leader. Think Chris Clark for Washington and later CBJ, but they were in the race for the most points for a team every year and Ovie, Backstrom, Semin among others and it really worked out for them (yeah I know, no SC) but what a great team. Just my $.02

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Am I the only one that thinks this season proves that being a captain in the NHL is over rated at times if you have the right group players?
No, I agree and I'm sure we're not alone in this. There is a lot of captain material on this club, I'd like to suggest a few myself, but you can't give a captaincy after the team plays it's most impassioned hockey ever without one.

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Am I the only one that thinks this season proves that being a captain in the NHL is over rated at times if you have the right group players?
Agreed. Heck I dont care if they wait a couple years and see what kind of leader Jenner might be.

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Agreed. Heck I dont care if they wait a couple years and see what kind of leader Jenner might be.
I wouldn't mind if we never have a captain again.

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Am I the only one that thinks this season proves that being a captain in the NHL is over rated at times if you have the right group of players?
There are two groups of people who truly care about who the captain is:
1) Officials, for reasons that are specified in the rulebook
2) Fans

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There are two groups of people who truly care about who the captain is:
1) Officials, for reasons that are specified in the rulebook
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Have players told us this? I'll believe it when I hear it from them.

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[QUOTE=EspenK;61363113]The lack of a captain and who is wearing the A has definitely hurt the team. Especially the last 5 games. [/QUOTE

Make that the last 30 games of the season or so. Put me in the who doesn't care department. Obviously it hasn't affected this team one bit.

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