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04-09-2013, 11:02 PM
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I will be content if Sid wins the Lindsay and is voted to the First All start team.

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I agree with those who say Giroux wasn't the right choice for captain. I thought it was either going to be Hartnell or Timonen. I also think that Colorado has a similar problem. I'm a big fan of Landeskog, but it seems too soon for him to be captain.
I was under the impression they named Giroux captain because Crosby is the captain of the Penguins, and at the time in their minds Giroux was a better player and had a huge first round against the Penguins.

Maybe the Flyers should have stepped back and thought about it more after Giroux's only contribution in the second round was throwing a cheapshot.

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I was under the impression they named Giroux captain because Crosby is the captain of the Penguins, and at the time in their minds Giroux was a better player and had a huge first round against the Penguins.

Maybe the Flyers should have stepped back and thought about it more after Giroux's only contribution in the second round was throwing a cheapshot.
I felt like in their minds offensive production = leadership. Sometimes this is the case because without a doubt leading your team on the ice is important, but that doesn't necessarily mean you can lead off the ice as well. As far as the top 10 scorers in the league goes 4 are captains. I'd actually be really interested in knowing how many captains lead their teams in points, but I'm too lazy to look right now

I also think it's hard for a young player to be thrust into a prominent role like that. Some can handle it really well, like Crosby and Toews, and others not so much.

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With Pronger pretty much done, it really did seem like it was Giroux's team last year. It really made sense, but hopefully he's regressed to the mean and it'll end up destroying that team from within!

I also agree with people criticizing the Avalanche making Landeskog captain. I like him, but I think they wanted to be like "Hey we've got our franchise guy, too!" after other teams named their young stars captains.

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They started heating up and the last games must be crushing their soul. I like.

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They started heating up and the last games must be crushing their soul. I like.
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Flyers should have made Jagr captain. Maybe he would have stayed.

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Then they'd have traded him to the Caps for Kris Beech, Ross Lupaschuk and Michal Sivek.

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Looks like the Islanders could be in this year.

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I felt like in their minds offensive production = leadership. Sometimes this is the case because without a doubt leading your team on the ice is important, but that doesn't necessarily mean you can lead off the ice as well. As far as the top 10 scorers in the league goes 4 are captains. I'd actually be really interested in knowing how many captains lead their teams in points, but I'm too lazy to look right now

I also think it's hard for a young player to be thrust into a prominent role like that. Some can handle it really well, like Crosby and Toews, and others not so much.
Thing is, absent an obvious choice like Crosby or Toews, nothing prevents you from running with 3 As for a while to figure it out. Which totally besides the point that Flyers have **** for leadership all around compared to Pens/Hawks. Pretty sure I'd also take any of Malkin/Orpik/Kunitz/Keith/Sharp/Seabrook over anyone on their team.

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Looks like the Islanders could be in this year.
Good for them, crowd looked pretty decent for them as well, people coming back

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Good for them, crowd looked pretty decent for them as well, people coming back
Wait wait...fans get tired of watching a complete abomination of a team that doesn't even try to compete for several years, has totally inept ownership, and plays in a godawful ****hole of an arena and decide to vote with their wallets, so to speak. The team starts winning and the fans come back to watch? I thought that only happened in Pittsburgh, guys!

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Considering that I'm 5'1" I probably shouldn't be laughing at this...but

http://blogs.thescore.com/nhl/2013/0...-nathan-gerbe/

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I felt like in their minds offensive production = leadership. Sometimes this is the case because without a doubt leading your team on the ice is important, but that doesn't necessarily mean you can lead off the ice as well. As far as the top 10 scorers in the league goes 4 are captains. I'd actually be really interested in knowing how many captains lead their teams in points, but I'm too lazy to look right now
Anaheim, Carolina, Minnesota, Nashville (tied 1st), Phoenix, Pittsburgh, SJ, Vancouver, Washington, Winnipeg.

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Gerbe looks way shorter than 5'5.

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Damn thought St. Louis was the shortest.

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Damn thought St. Louis was the shortest.
Don't trust "official" height/weight listings. I've noticed that most NHLers who are within striking distance of 6' (i.e. 5'10"+) are listed at 6', and most guys in the 5'8" - 5'10" range are listed at 5'11".

When it comes to guys shorter than 5'8" (and there are more of them in the NHL than you might think), it's a crapshoot in terms of whether their height is listed in earnest or not. I notice this kind of stuff because I'm 5'6" and I can't believe how many NHLers I've encountered who are within ~2" of my height. Mark Recchi, for example, was EXTREMELY generously listed at 5'10": he MIGHT have 2" on me. I looked down on St. Louis, who is listed at 5'8".

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Thanks! Its an exciting time in Islanders Country!
any chance of Brian Strait being able to return from his broken ankle? seems like a longshot but he's capable of growing one hell of a playoff beard.

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Considering that I'm 5'1" I probably shouldn't be laughing at this...but

http://blogs.thescore.com/nhl/2013/0...-nathan-gerbe/
Aww, that's really nice of Chara. He brought his kid to the father/son pick-up game and posed for pictures.

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Anaheim, Carolina, Minnesota, Nashville (tied 1st), Phoenix, Pittsburgh, SJ, Vancouver, Washington, Winnipeg.
So 1/3 of the league. Interesting. I also find it interesting that Shea Weber leads Nashville in points. I know their offense is almost non-existent, but with the exception of Karlsson it always surprises me that a defensemen could be leading their team points wise.

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