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09-30-2009, 09:52 PM
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I'd go with Streit before Witt, simply because you want your captain to be a prominent player - the guy who is always out there at crunch time. I think Streit's role is more central to the team than Witt.

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09-30-2009, 09:54 PM
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Oh, my bad lol :p

Yeah I think its going to be Weight/Park to be honest.

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09-30-2009, 09:59 PM
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You guys should go with an Alternating Captaincy give each person a month with it similair to Buffalo a couple of years ago. Okposo, Bailey, JT and Streit Should all be in that rotation...

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You guys should go with an Alternating Captaincy give each person a month with it similair to Buffalo a couple of years ago. Okposo, Bailey, JT and Streit Should all be in that rotation...
Personally, I can't stand the rotating Captain thing, I'd rather just roll 3 As. Also, JT doesn't need any letter this season, let him get acclimated into the league before dumping additional responsibilities on him. I'd go as far as to say KO is in that same boat, although if he picks up an A towards seasons' end I wouldn't complain.

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You guys should go with an Alternating Captaincy give each person a month with it similair to Buffalo a couple of years ago. Okposo, Bailey, JT and Streit Should all be in that rotation...
Sorry but I hate that idea. It shows that the team has no true leader, when we really do in Streit, Weight, and Okposo.

JT shouldn't have any letters on his jersey unless its on the Islander crest.

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09-30-2009, 10:28 PM
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JT just needs to live up to the pressure and worry about captaincy later. I just don't want him to be caught up in more than just getting the best season he can and continue from there.

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10-01-2009, 12:58 AM
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Sorry but I hate that idea. It shows that the team has no true leader, when we really do in Streit, Weight, and Okposo.

JT shouldn't have any letters on his jersey unless its on the Islander crest.
Or its teaching the young kids who are the core of this team how to be leaders... It worked so well for Briere and Dru.... ok maybe your right.

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10-01-2009, 09:49 AM
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I'm definitely reading into things and making them mean something they probably do not, but did anyone else notice when you access the Islanders site, the two players that are shown in the head to head matchup for the Isles-Pitt game are: Sydney Crosby (captain) and Mark Streit (captain ? maybe).

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10-01-2009, 11:46 AM
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Sorry but I hate that idea. It shows that the team has no true leader, when we really do in Streit, Weight, and Okposo.

JT shouldn't have any letters on his jersey unless its on the Islander crest.
I absolutely agree with the exception that I don't want to see Okposo as a team leader just yet.

Give Streit, Weight, and Witt the C and A's.

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10-01-2009, 12:01 PM
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I absolutely agree with the exception that I don't want to see Okposo as a team leader just yet.

Give Streit, Weight, and Witt the C and A's.
I agree. Let the younger players earn the respect it takes to be chosen as C and A's.

I could see Park getting an A as well. Maybe home alternates and away alternates? I'm not sure how much I like that idea, but it has been done before.

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I agree. Let the younger players earn the respect it takes to be chosen as C and A's.

I could see Park getting an A as well. Maybe home alternates and away alternates? I'm not sure how much I like that idea, but it has been done before.

I like that idea (Park, that is)! I changed my mind - Streit, Park, and Weight.

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10-01-2009, 02:42 PM
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I like the rotating A's (with a Streit as Captain) because I feel that Hunter, Park, Weight, Witt, and possibly Okposo deserve the A.

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Did you watch Witt last season? No way does he deserve captain, he barely hustles anymore. Plus there are better candidates than him (Weight, Streit, Okposo, Hunter, Bailey, etc.)

Bailey? Okposo?

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Bailey? Okposo?
All better candidates than Witt. Sorry I'm just not high on him, he doesn't hustle anymore.

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But does he have the experience and respect of his lockerroom to lead?

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I say there are two choices: Park or Streit

The debate goes down to whether you want someone who's been an Islander and a central part of what little happiness in a player we have to cling to over the past few years, or someone who will be a central Islander for years to come and hopefully the core of the success that will come.

The reason I don't like the following players:
KO, JT, etc.: Why extra pressure? These guys need to be led. Not lead.
Weight, Witt, etc: Please noone that we foresee leaving very quickly.

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But does he have the experience and respect of his lockerroom to lead?
I don't know about the respect, but experience no question. I don't mind him with the "A" at all, but if he gets the "C" expectations are going to be very high for him and I just don't him being much better than last season.

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All better candidates than Witt. Sorry I'm just not high on him, he doesn't hustle anymore.
Yeah he seems like his tired of the rebuilding and wants to win...We'll see I guess.

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Give Streit, Weight, and Witt the C and A's.
+1 I agree with these choices.

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Streit will likely become the captain next season.

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