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08-26-2007, 04:14 AM
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Smith - C
Gagne - A
Richards - A(future captain)

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08-26-2007, 08:08 AM
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What I'd like to see...

C - Knuble
A - Smith
A - Kapanen

I'd love to see Knuble don the "C", but he's not the most exciting choice from management's eyes. I have a hard time giving brand new guys a letter but Smith is a beast.

What I think will happen...
C - Gagne
A - Briere
A - Kapanen

I think Gagne is an awful choice for Captain. It's just not in his blood. He's the kind of guy who you just want to show up and play w/o having to worry about the extra responsibility. Briere will get an "A" b/c he was the big free agent signing and Kapanen deserves it.

I could also see Smith, Richards, or Timonen with an "A".

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08-26-2007, 11:00 AM
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I think Gagne is an awful choice for Captain. It's just not in his blood. He's the kind of guy who you just want to show up and play w/o having to worry about the extra responsibility. Briere will get an "A" b/c he was the big free agent signing and Kapanen deserves it.
That's what I was thinking, also. I don't want the C to potentially mess with his game. Briere may get an A, but I'm hoping not - at least for this year. I want him to prove his worth this year. If he does, by all means give him an A. Kappy definitely deserves it, but the probability of him getting it now is slim. I'd love to see it, though.

What I want to happen:

C - Kappy
A - Gagne
A- Knuble/Richards

What I think will happen:

C - Gagne
A - Richards
A - Briere/Kappy

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08-26-2007, 11:19 AM
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i said earlier that i expected:

C-Gagne
A-Richards
A-Briere

but i really want to see kapanen and knuble get their slices of pie. theyre both outstanding guys and awesome team-first players who i would be really happy to see get some recognition from the team.

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08-26-2007, 01:19 PM
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I wonder if Kapanen's history of injuries plays into the decision making process at all. It probably shouldn't, but may cost him an "A".

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08-26-2007, 03:16 PM
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i said earlier that i expected:

C-Gagne
A-Richards
A-Briere

but i really want to see kapanen and knuble get their slices of pie. theyre both outstanding guys and awesome team-first players who i would be really happy to see get some recognition from the team.
Close to what I'm thinking. I still think Kap or Knuble gets the other A and Richards unfortunately still gets nothing. Now we have too many good guys. What a problem.

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08-26-2007, 06:57 PM
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Close to what I'm thinking. I still think Kap or Knuble gets the other A and Richards unfortunately still gets nothing. Now we have too many good guys. What a problem.
a good problem to have.

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08-26-2007, 07:30 PM
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What I want

C Gagne
A Briere
A Richards

What I expect

C Gagne

Away Games
A Smith
A Briere

Home Games
A Kapenen/Richards
A Hatcher

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08-26-2007, 08:56 PM
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is it common for teams to switch alternates depending on home or away?

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09-01-2007, 10:03 PM
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If you guys are really preparing Richards to be the captain of the future then shouldn't you make Knuble, Smith, Hatcher, Kapanen or anouther veteran on a short term contract captain so in a couple years when they're gone Richards could take over because look what happened in Dallas stripping the "C" from a guy is just insulting.

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09-01-2007, 11:40 PM
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I really give credit to Homer for addressing the issue of leadership so well this offseason, as I think it was the root cause of last year's disappointment. They able to develop a group identity, and now there are plenty of team-first guys help with that. There really are so many player I want to have C's or A's (Timonen, Briere, Smith, Gagne, Richards, Knuble, Hatcher, Kapanen, Hartnell), but we'll see what Stevens decides. This is what I think will happen, though...
C- Gagne
A- Timonen, Smith

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09-02-2007, 12:04 AM
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If you guys are really preparing Richards to be the captain of the future then shouldn't you make Knuble, Smith, Hatcher, Kapanen or anouther veteran on a short term contract captain so in a couple years when they're gone Richards could take over because look what happened in Dallas stripping the "C" from a guy is just insulting.
he can be just as effective a leader with an A on his chest down the road as with the C... i think what Dallas did was stupid. if they give the C to Gagne, they give it to Gagne...

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