With Gaborik being our offensive leader for the next 5 years, I'm fine with that choice, especially when the others options are Rozsival, Redden and Prospal. I wouldn't give the two As to our young guns right now, that's too early.
dont bother. No matter who's chosen, many here will believe its life and death and after a losing streak you'll hear that Drury or somebody else doesn't "deserve" or didnt "earn" their letter.
i agree, and i don't understand their logic. hockey is a sport where losing streaks seem to be attributable to injury, conditioning, play in a poor system for the current roster, play in a poor system for matching up with the opposition league-wide, and timing. Hardly ever do I notice entire teams having heart issues (outside of teams that don't stress conditioning, and therefore suck on road trips or crunch time late in games). I really don't know what any player is expected to say in practice/lockerroom/media to change that.
I tend to think the captain staff should be made of players that exemplify the team's current concept. Conditioning, attitude, knowledge, production, temperment, passion that the front office/coaching staff wants to instill throughout their organization. That's primarily why I'd be all for a captain staff of:
That's the staff of a team with a ton of heart, skilled players that play physical and don't back down, play in the dirty areas of the ice, creative in open ice, show up in great shape to begin camps, are professional when dealing with the media, and don't seem to ever ego trip (unless you consider Dubi's holdout ego tripping, which I honestly don't).
Not to mention all home-grown, drafted and mentored within this organization, which sends a signal to the scouts and AHL staff, that they did some good work, and keep it up. The captain's staff should be exemplary to the entire organization, not just the fans and the players.
Last edited by SlingshotVv: 10-01-2009 at 12:50 PM.