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09-19-2008, 10:34 AM
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Rumor: Captain Clutch To Be Named Captain

I just went on eklund and almost fell to the floor as I was staring at a picture of Chris Drury. According to eklund's "sources" Drury will be named the captain of the team.

I like the choice over Gomez. (Will this add fuel to the Gomez is getting traded fire???)

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09-19-2008, 10:35 AM
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excellent and expected choice.


The bigger question than Gomez being traded is:

Does this officially put a rest the Shanahan to NYR rumors?

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09-19-2008, 10:36 AM
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no surprises here.

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09-19-2008, 10:38 AM
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not sure why this would have anything to do with Gomez other than you can only have one captain (or, I should say, should only have one captain) and Drury's a better choice than Gomez. As for Shanny - no takeaway here. Drury will likely be here for the next few seasons. It makes sense to name a captain that the organization feels will be here for a while, instead of changing captains every season, especially for a young team that hopefully will grow together.

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How do you fall off the floor?

edit: nevermind you already changed it..


And I agree with the decision. Drury is THE only candidate for captain on this team, unless Shanny comes back.

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09-19-2008, 10:41 AM
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Huge Chris Drury fan. But, I don't think he's going to be named captain. Not that he is not worthy, but I think the team is going to go with 3 alternates to start. My guess is Drury, Gomez, and Redden. I think the team is going to let the captain emerge among the three.

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How do you fall off the floor?

edit: nevermind you already changed it..


And I agree with the decision. Drury is THE only candidate for captain on this team, unless Shanny comes back.
haha, im a little hung over

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09-19-2008, 10:42 AM
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I'd like to see Staal, Dubi, or Cally given the A at times this season.

Lion Hound,

I don't think they give Redden or Nazzy a letter, yet, as the team wants them to start off the season with as little added pressure as possible, and I agree with that.

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09-19-2008, 10:43 AM
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by "named captain" you mean traded back to the sabres THEN named captain.....right?


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I think most of us expected this. I think it's deserved...and it's almost needed to help justify his salary.

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Being named captain of the team you rooted for as a kid is, well its pretty freakin EPIC.

Impossible not to like this rumor.

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did anyone not expect this after jagr left

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I just hope that the folks that think "the best player on your team should be captain" give the guy a break.

He's more captain material than Jagr ever could or hope to be.

Not a knock on Jagr, just some kudos to Drury on the person and player he is.

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09-19-2008, 11:15 AM
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Shanahan would never have been named captain, he would only be here for a year. Drury will finish his career a Ranger and he should be named captain. Gomez doesn't have the same "Captain-esque" qualities that Drury has, he is more fun loving where Drury is more intense. Both seem to fit their styles. My guess is that Gomez and either Rozsival or Redden are given A's.

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09-19-2008, 11:22 AM
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he should be captain for the next 4 seasons....no question and i have a feeling he will be brought back aftter that so good idea renney as he is one of the best leaders in the game today

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09-19-2008, 11:35 AM
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I thought they might spread the alternate captains around and use that route this year, but im totally cool with this.

And true, Drury will be around the next 4 years so you might as well give it to him now, hes got all the necessary tools to be next captain of the Rangers, good for him.

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this may be the one thing Eklund gets right all year

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he should be captain for the next 4 seasons....no question and i have a feeling he will be brought back aftter that so good idea renney as he is one of the best leaders in the game today
omg no. just no. 5 years of captain cash is enough. but by then Dubi will be poised and ready to take the C. or cally. both of those two are born leaders.

but on this subject... I guess its expected. i would have rather seen three A's : Gomez, Drury, and like a player of the month type thing for the third A. so maybe a couple younger guys could get it.

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my sources tell me that madison square garden will be selling overpriced new york rangers merchandise this year (e5)

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haha, im a little hung over
good move........he's the veteran on the team...........which is a hoot cause he's not that old compared to some...........good young team, i like it

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My "sources" told me that in July. It's called the common sense part of my brain.

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My "sources" told me that in July. It's called the common sense part of my brain.
, still nice to hear a rumor about it though

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My "sources" told me that in July. It's called the common sense part of my brain.
QFT. I think he deserves it.

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Gomez is not getting traded...period end of story! haha

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No surprise here, this was expected the day he was signed.

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