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02-15-2009, 08:39 PM
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a captain is a leader a guy who kicks his teammates in the a@@ when needed or pats them on the back. The guy who doesn't back down from the other team who blocks shots ,grinds it out in the corner , takes the hit to clear the puck. That guy is Blair Betts and if you laugh at that then you really don't understand team sports
yea i get that

but a captain has to be able to contribute offensively at least a little.

Yea he kills penalties and blocks shots but thats it. Its amazing how some people on here make Blair Betts sound like Mark Messier.

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02-15-2009, 08:42 PM
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Its amazing how some people on here make Blair Betts sound like Mark Messier.
It's amazing how some people on here completely exaggerate other people's opinions.

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02-15-2009, 08:42 PM
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whose arse is Betts kicking though? The captain is also the guy who commands the respect of the rest of his teammates. I like Betts, but just because he gets his nose dirty doesn't mean he's going to get the respect of his teammates. That may be a sad commentary, since a guy like Kelly Buchberger was a captain in the past, but that's today's sports.

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02-15-2009, 08:43 PM
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Betts has more heart and effort in one game than others ever will the entire season together.

C = Betts or Mara
A = the other of Betts or Mara
A = Dubinsky or Callahan

F...k Gomez, Drury and Naslund... IMO they just have the letters based on their seniority and past experiences.. what have you done for the team the past 1-2 season(s)???

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02-15-2009, 08:44 PM
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Yes, only because Sutter wanted to send a message that its was his team now, and that he will run it as he sees fit. He held a 'competition' for the captaincy in which he evaluated players based on their on-ice play, performance in practice, and poise in the locker room.

I liked Elias as captain... but one cannot argue with the current results. Captain Hook is here to stay (for now).
Cant argue with those results and just for kicks if the Rangers did the same. Held a competition for the C who would win it?

Blair Betts has to be right up there.

Niko = speaks zero english

Lundqvist = please dont lay any more pressure on this poor guy

Gomez = noy way

Naslund = omg please Mr periphery for the C... NO WAY

Staal, Cally, Dubi, Girardi, Freddie, Korpeedo = too young

Mara = I guess, Hes been solid and he has a cool beard

Roszival = meh

Redden = oh right that would go over well

Prucha = captain of the press box?

Kalinin = nope


Did I miss someone?

I think Blair Betts wins by default

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It's amazing how some people on here completely exaggerate other people's opinions.
oh really? Here's what Dagoon44 said

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a captain is a leader a guy who kicks his teammates in the a@@ when needed or pats them on the back. The guy who doesn't back down from the other team who blocks shots ,grinds it out in the corner , takes the hit to clear the puck.
If that described anybody, it would be Mark Messier. Not Blair friggin Betts.

Who's @$$ does Blair Betts kick?

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02-15-2009, 08:46 PM
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No Im not... he's one guy for all his shortcoming in offensive skills shows heart and hustle on every shift.

If every Ranger hustled like Blair Betts this team would be AOK
betts is solid but he not a "C" or an "A"

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whose arse is Betts kicking though? The captain is also the guy who commands the respect of the rest of his teammates. I like Betts, but just because he gets his nose dirty doesn't mean he's going to get the respect of his teammates. That may be a sad commentary, since a guy like Kelly Buchberger was a captain in the past, but that's today's sports.
Fletch, Betts should have NO problem looking himself in the mirror at night.

Anyone not respecting Betts and that hustle is a fool

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oh really? Here's what Dagoon44 said



If that described anybody, it would be Mark Messier. Not Blair friggin Betts.

Who's @$$ does Blair Betts kick?
thank you

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betts is solid but he not a "C" or an "A"
Betts has already worn the "A" for the Rangers this year

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Cant argue with those results and just for kicks if the Rangers did the same. Held a competition for the C who would win it?

Blair Betts has to be right up there.

Niko = speaks zero english

Lundqvist = please dont lay any more pressure on this poor guy

Gomez = noy way

Naslund = omg please Mr periphery for the C... NO WAY

Staal, Cally, Dubi, Girardi, Freddie, Korpeedo = too young

Mara = I guess, Hes been solid and he has a cool beard

Roszival = meh

Redden = oh right that would go over well

Prucha = captain of the press box?

Kalinin = nope


Did I miss someone?

I think Blair Betts wins by default
Usually, Defense oriented teams like the Devils and Rangers would give the 'C' to a defenseman, or a forward that plays more defensive minded and puts up average numbers. (Betts is a great choice)

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oh really? Here's what Dagoon44 said



If that described anybody, it would be Mark Messier. Not Blair friggin Betts.

Who's @$$ does Blair Betts kick?
Yea but dude Colton Orr is the only guy on this team who can really kick another guys ass... Ok again perhaps Mara....

**** I miss Jagr... he just kicked ass

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yea i get that

but a captain has to be able to contribute offensively at least a little.

Yea he kills penalties and blocks shots but thats it. Its amazing how some people on here make Blair Betts sound like Mark Messier.
betts cant tie messier skates betts cant tie jagr skates either and jagr never got us the cup soo idk

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If you think he only said this to trick the fans into not booing him then
We're talking about Chris Drury. Mr. Interview himself. What makes Drury different from the vast majority of NHL'ers who can't go one sentence without resorting to meaningless cliches and sayings? Yet you and many others are right there willing to soak it up

Oh yes, Chris has spoken! Change is coming!

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Usually, Defense oriented teams like the Devils and Rangers would give the 'C' to a defenseman, or a forward that plays more defensive minded and puts up average numbers. (Betts is a great choice)
Did you forget how to change your banner?

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so everyone takes blame...yippee...takes a man to own up, especially on guaranteed contracts. If I took blame for something at work, I get fired. These guys do it and it's just words. Follow it up with actions - I ain't looking for someone to take the blame - I'm looking for someone to lead this team out of a funk. It's like when Peter broke mom's favorite vase - everyone took responsibility for it - does that really solve the problem? Arggh, professional sports is getting tiresome.
"I am Spartacus!" It's so cliche at this point. They've been saying they haven't been performing adequately for 3 months.

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Bod..

Betts does everything right...for a fourth liner and a PKer. He shouldn't be ashamed at all...I get the sense, however, that today's primmadonnas wouldn't take well to someone like Betts as captain. I can't say if he would make a good captain. I cannot say if his personality would make him a good captain (and for those basing their opinion on his ability to be captain solely on what they see on the ice, realize there's more). What I also can't say is if people will follow him.

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Betts has already worn the "A" for the Rangers this year
in what the pre-season

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If that described anybody, it would be Mark Messier. Not Blair friggin Betts.

Who's @$$ does Blair Betts kick?
I like how you singled out one aspect in that whole list and continued to base your entire argument around it.

But since we're on the point, who's ass does Chris Drury kick?

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Did you forget how to change your banner?
Nah, just haven't felt like it. But someone has to show perennial backup backup Kevin Weekes some love!

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in what the pre-season
can't remember, but i think it might have been this or last regular season... i usually dont pay much attention to that, cus im usually occupied watching the rangers lose...

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betts cant tie messier skates betts cant tie jagr skates either and jagr never got us the cup soo idk
Neither of those guys is on this team right now. Otherwise, we wouldn't be having this discussion right now.

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can't remember, but i think it might have been this or last regular season... i usually dont pay much attention to that, cus im usually occupied watching the rangers lose...
yeah iam with u on that lol thats why i never realized it

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Neither of those guys is on this team right now. Otherwise, we wouldn't be having this discussion right now.
i know but betts cant be put in the same place in rangers history with them

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i know but betts cant be put in the same place in rangers history with them
Yeah, God forbid we taint our history with the likes of lowly Blair Betts.

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