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06-05-2008, 07:22 PM
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Next Captains?

I don't know if a thread like this has already been made but......if Jagr leaves (I'm not trying to be a pessimist), the odds are that our captain and 2 alternates are all gone. Who gets the C and 2 As?

I say Drury gets the C.
Gomez gets an A.
If they Bring in Jason Smith he gets an A.....if not I say Avery or Staal or Callahan (I know the last 2 would be longshots).

What does everyone think?

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06-05-2008, 07:31 PM
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C- Drury
A-Gomez
A-Staal/Betts


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If all three are gone, and no standouts are brought in, I say Drury, Gomez, and Betts get the letters. most people assume Drury would be captain, but I think Gomez has just as much of a chance.

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I don't know if a thread like this has already been made but......if Jagr leaves (I'm not trying to be a pessimist), the odds are that our captain and 2 alternates are all gone. Who gets the C and 2 As?

I say Drury gets the C.
Gomez gets an A.
If they Bring in Jason Smith he gets an A.....if not I say Avery or Staal or Callahan (I know the last 2 would be longshots).

What does everyone think?
i say name a captain and let the players on the ice earn the A. The Wild does this and I think the Thrashers do as well.

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06-05-2008, 07:43 PM
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Your captains, including the alternates, should be players that the referees and the league respect.

Avery is not one of those players.

Callahan is not. Seriously, why are people overrating this kid? If he can't post double digit goals, how the hell is he going to be a captain.

Staal is not, yet. But, could and probably will be one day.

If Jagr comes back, it will be Gomez and Dury.

If Jagr doesn't, it will be Drury (C), Gomez (A), and a player we acquire either through trade or via free agency.

IMO, the only younger player who has a chance is Dubinsky. And it is a slim to none kind of chance.

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06-05-2008, 07:49 PM
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How can callahan get mentioned before Dubinsky? I think he'll end up with an 'A' sooner than later. .

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06-05-2008, 07:55 PM
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Odds are: Drury, Gomez and if he returns Roszival. If he doesn't then it goes to Betts.

I can see a UFA defenseman getting it because our young blueliners need a leader but that hasn't led to a d-man getting a letter so far.

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06-05-2008, 08:13 PM
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You would have to assume Drury is higher on the totem pole than Gomez based on the fact that when our alternates were out of the lineup it was Drury who wore the A.

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Here we go with the 'insert random rookie here' deserves an A.

None of those guys deserve an 'A'. Not even close. Callahan? Hell no. Staal? About as quiet as anything. Avery? You kidding, honestly, you want to give SEAN AVERY a position that boosts his confidence in thinking people should follow in HIS footsteps?

C - Gomez
A - Drury
A - Betts

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If Jagr comes back, he keeps the C Drury an A, Betts should get the other A. He has been here a long time now, he does so much with little fanfare & reconination, he deserves it.

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Betts.

There is one guy that would deserve it.

How is he in the locker room, though. He is a quiet guy.

However, he is a very respectable player and person. I can see him having a conversation with refs and the refs taking his opinion with respect. He is a veteran at this point.

He is a guy who leads by example on the ice with the things he does. He does not score, but he is not here to score, he is here to shut down opponents.

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I would pick Drury over Gomez. Drury has been a captain before (albeit a co-captain) and was brought to the Rangers with leadership in mind.

Further down the line I think Staal and Dubinsky are captain material.

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I think it's clearly Drury. That said, let's assume Jagr doesn't come back. When do they give him (or whoever it is) the C?

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I think it's clearly Drury. That said, let's assume Jagr doesn't come back. When do they give him (or whoever it is) the C?
Dru then gomer then staal get its at if gomez doesnt resign in 6 years.

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how about strudwick if brought back?? he is a good team guy and wore the A before.

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I think Gomez could make a great captain. He's always in a good mood, and despite some people's claims that he's only a "support" type of player, I think he can be a great leader of this team. However, it's Drury's all the way imo. If Jagr leaves of course.

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06-05-2008, 11:10 PM
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Be bold. Give it to Staal.

Or give it to the obvious choice in Chris Drury.

And Goalies still be captains or did they do away with that rule after Roy?

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I think Gomez could make a great captain. He's always in a good mood, and despite some people's claims that he's only a "support" type of player, I think he can be a great leader of this team. However, it's Drury's all the way imo. If Jagr leaves of course.
to be honest id rather have struds as captain, i know it might be dumb, but our best player does not have to be captain, remember brian leetch, he could not be a captain but was a better player without the c. what if gomez is captain and has a bad year, then what, too much pressure. was gomez ever a captain of any kind in jersey???

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to be honest id rather have struds as captain, i know it might be dumb, but our best player does not have to be captain, remember brian leetch, he could not be a captain but was a better player without the c. what if gomez is captain and has a bad year, then what, too much pressure. was gomez ever a captain of any kind in jersey???
No offense, but you can't make the worst player on your team the Captain. Struds will be lucky to even be on the team next year.

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06-05-2008, 11:37 PM
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No offense, but you can't make the worst player on your team the Captain. Struds will be lucky to even be on the team next year.
then why did he wear the A then when others were out? i never meant captain. i meant assistant

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then why did he wear the A then when others were out? i never meant captain. i meant assistant
well you did say captain...not alternate (there are no assistants.)

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Why don't we just do what the Sabres do: alternate captains. Clearly there is no one leader on this team.

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Why don't we just do what the Sabres do: alternate captains. Clearly there is no one leader on this team.
Or how about we do like we did in 05-06 and just NOT have a captain and have 3 Alternates.

Thats the best case scenario for a team with no real leader outside of Drury who SHOULD be captain but I doubt he will be.

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to be honest id rather have struds as captain, i know it might be dumb, but our best player does not have to be captain, remember brian leetch, he could not be a captain but was a better player without the c. what if gomez is captain and has a bad year, then what, too much pressure. was gomez ever a captain of any kind in jersey???
Well, Gomez claimed that part of the reason he came here was because of the pressure and a chance to play under the spotlight (that's what I remember at least). I'm sure he won't shy away if the Rangers decide to give it to him

Drury is still the no-brainer though. Everyone respects the guy

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Be bold. Give it to Staal.

Or give it to the obvious choice in Chris Drury.

And Goalies still be captains or did they do away with that rule after Roy?
Goaltenders have never been allowed to be captain.

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