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03-14-2013, 05:15 PM
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The Leafs next captain

Dion Phaneuf's deal is up at the end of next year. I hope and to an extent expect he will be resigned but in the event the Leafs and Dion part ways, is there a player in our system you see as having the potential to wear the C? I like Morgan Rielly, but does he have the make up of a captain? How about Tyler Biggs? He is reminicent of Dustin Brown, a stanley cup winning captain. What about current players like Kadri, JVR, and Lupul? Clearly some of these guys are quite young, but down the road do we have some potential leaders ready to take on the C in our hockey crazy market. Just want to get some thoughts!

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03-14-2013, 05:18 PM
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If for some reason Dion isnt re-signed, it goes to Lupul.

He already wears an A, and hes very active around the city. Hes also very personable with the media.

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Kadri,Lupul,and its not even close after that.It would be a large learning curve for Naz,but he is a gamer!

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i think Phanuf should keek it until when if he is gone

when Phanuf is gone, hopefully we will have a clear next captain

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We don't have our next captain. Well probably draft him in about 5 years

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I don't see Phaneuf going anywhere anytime soon but if he did, Lupul is likely next in line. McClement, though not an overwhelming scorer strikes me as also being leadership material.

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Probably Lupul, but I'd hope they wait for a year or two, and maybe give to Rielly if he works out well.

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We can only wait and see. Throwing out Rielly and Biggs? they haven't even played a NHL game yet.

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No one.

On the current roster that is.

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No one. Lupul is the closest, but I don't see it.

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Percy?

We have a LOT of leadership in our group of prospects.

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Clearly, unarguably, Nazem Kadri.

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No one.

On the current roster that is.
Pretty much. There isn't a single player on this team that deserves to wear the C.

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03-14-2013, 10:21 PM
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Lets hope Phaneuf is gone! The guy is a bad captain and he sucks. WAY overpaid. He should not be making anything over 3M.

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Kadri maybe in the future. Guy is confident, he battles, he's skilled, and loved by his teammates,

Maybe Biggs or Rielly in the future tho

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03-14-2013, 10:29 PM
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If Dion leaves, there should be no C and three A's. I don't see a captain on this team other than Phaneuf; Lupul comes close, but id rather the Leafs not settle.

As for potential, Naz could sport it one day. Has the heart and passion, not to mention the high level skill - but that's in many years.

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03-14-2013, 10:45 PM
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We have a few players on the way who have leaders/captains written all over them. Percy, Finn, Rielly, Biggs...

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03-14-2013, 11:03 PM
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I've never been a fan of naming defencemen captains. Particularly the ones that aren't that good defensively, like Phaneuf. Prone to too many mistakes and anger from fans as a result.

It has to be Lupul IMO. Unless we add another star forward in the future.

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03-14-2013, 11:05 PM
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Lupul is the logical choice. But I wouldn't count Kadri out if all goes well.

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Remember when we were having this conversation about Alex Steen? And then later, Luke Schenn?

Ahhh, those were the days.

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I'd have to look at Kadri as the next Captain.

Kessel is obviously a no!

It would be nice to have an intelligent captain again.

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