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Claude Lemieux thinks Cammalleri should wear the C (Official Captain Thread)

View Poll Results: Captain?
Gionta: Tiny but Mighty 25 13.09%
Cammalleri: Leader by example, and off the ice 134 70.16%
Markov: The Silent Leader 23 12.04%
Gomez: The Most Expensive Mexican, with a notorious rep for Shanking Team members 0 0%
Ryan O'Byrne: Showed alot of class last night, reminded me abit of Koivu. 4 2.09%
Josh Gorges: Charismatic Leader 4 2.09%
Maxim Lapierre: Billingual fan favorite whom plays an intense game at times 1 0.52%
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12-05-2009, 10:19 AM
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He admits he came here because there would be less pressure on him.

You know, now you're starting to sound like what we accuse Maple Leafs fans of being: navel gazers. The little story I retold points out that in Cammy's mind there would be more pressure in Toronto than in Montreal.

What Habs' fans thought didn't enter into Cammy's equation.
There is more to it then just that.. He didn't like the roster he would have had to play with in Toronto either. Keep in mind this is before Kessel, and even then it's not like Kessel is the type of player that would compliment Cammalleri well. Gomez, Gionta and Plekanec are all players that support Cammalleri very well in their style of play.

I don't doubt for a native Torotonian there would be less pressure in his mind to play in Montreal, but c'mon... He just stepped into the most hockey crazed market in the world. The pressure was going to be intense. He could have went anywhere he wanted. Don't think some team in the US would have offered him a good deal? I bet he had some. Pressure was not the only factor.

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12-05-2009, 10:23 AM
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I like Cammy but Claude is talking nonsense. Cammy had an offer from Burke to sign with T.O. He was tempted but finally decided to go with Montreal's offer because he lives in T.O. during the summer and didn't want the hassles of playing and living in the same city. That was reported Freedman.
WOW ! The same reason why the Quebec born players don't want to play for the Habs !!!

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12-05-2009, 10:35 AM
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Cammalleri for me.

Good case for Markov though:

-He was drafted by the Habs
-Our best player (with Cammer/Price not too far off in the distance)
-Is a silent leader

I'd like to see Cammalleri for media reasons though, he is clearly the most well-spoken player on the team. He is *always* a good interview.

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12-05-2009, 10:51 AM
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Markov is our best player
He goes down we're happy to go .500
Cammy goes down, can we say the same?

Markov for captain if he wants it, if not, i'm fine with cammy
Your captain doesn't have to be your best player.

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12-05-2009, 10:51 AM
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I'll FINALLY buy the Cammalleri shirt I've been wanting for so long tommorow. My biggest wish is to be forced to stick a "C" on it eventually
THIS. lmao I'll go buy one today or tomorrow.

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12-05-2009, 10:53 AM
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As much as I love Cammy, no.

Gionta still gets my nod, with Cammy and Markov assisting him.

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Markov is our best player
He goes down we're happy to go .500
Cammy goes down, can we say the same?
Cammalleri has scored 21% of the team's goals so far. You're kidding yourself if you think losing him wouldn't affect the team all that much. He's one of our only two or three truly dangerous forwards. Losing Markov might hurt our defense and our offense, but Cammalleri is our only truly good goal scorer (Gionta was doing really well in that aspect until his injury though, but it's safe to say he would have slowed down).

Besides, you don't have to be the best player to be captain. I don't care who is captain anyway, leaders are leaders whether they have a letter on their jersey or not.

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Markov is our best player
He goes down we're happy to go .500
Cammy goes down, can we say the same?

Markov for captain if he wants it, if not, i'm fine with cammy
Being a captain has nothing to do with being the best player... Markov would be a really poor choice for captain of the Habs. He's a great player but not captain material due to his personality.

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Cammalleri. All the way.

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The absolutely only way they could have improved last night's ceremony was to name Cammalleri captain before he went on to score his hatty.

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Cammalleri. All the way.
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Markov doesn't want the job.. His communication skills in English are still limited, and he is a very quiet kind of guy anyway. He can lead by example on the ice, though.

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Cammalleri for me.

Good case for Markov though:

-He was drafted by the Habs
-Our best player (with Cammer/Price not too far off in the distance)
-Is a silent leader

I'd like to see Cammalleri for media reasons though, he is clearly the most well-spoken player on the team. He is *always* a good interview.
If Markov wanted to be captain he'd be the captain. This is between Gionta and Cammy IMO. Both
great choices.

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12-05-2009, 11:32 AM
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If Markov wanted to be captain he'd be the captain. This is between Gionta and Cammy IMO. Both
great choices.
I agree.

I think there is probably some truth to the media 'report' earlier this season about him being offered the captaincy and turning it down. You can't blame him, he's a quiet guy who likes to fly under the radar.

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Where did all the Gionta supporters go? I agree that after watching Cammy play recently he would definitly deserve the ''C'' but just because Gionta is injured people are ready to move on and forget about him.

Anyway, I still believe Gionta should be the captain.

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Where did all the Gionta supporters go? I agree that after watching Cammy play recently he would definitly deserve the ''C'' but just because Gionta is injured people are ready to move on.

Anyway, I still believe Gionta should be the captain.
Outta sight outta mind.

I was on the Gionta-train for a while too, but the more I listen to Cammalleri speak and you hear about his actions behind closed doors.. He represents the organization's reputation to a T.

Gionta would no doubt make a good captain in his own right too though. Warrior.

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Cammy gets my vote for captain just because he has really stepped it up since we started losing bodies...

Probably the most intelligent hockey player we have had here in a long time.

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Cammy gets my vote for captain just because he has really stepped it up since we started losing bodies...

Probably the most intelligent hockey player we have had here in a long time.
You can tell he's already the fan's new Kovalev... He is a god here now.

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I was on the Gionta bandwagon. I converted to Cammallerism a few days ago. I think he is exactly the right man to be the Captain of the Canadiens. Besides his scoring touch.. he is the right PERSON.. for it.. before being the right player for it.

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If we lacks size and skills, one thing we certainly don't lack is character and pride. I mean it's a great thing we can discuss between many candidates to settle our Captain. Between Gorges, Cammalleri, Gionta, Gomez, Markov, Moen... I think our leadership is good enough.

I'd give it to Cammalleri because he has been very consistant for the past 3 seasons and constancy is a great assest for captaincy.

I like Gionta, and he reminds me of Koivu in a great way, but it's putting a lot of pressure on a sometimes steaky guy...

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Its going to be Markov. But I want Cammalleri.

Markov said "Nous Sommes Canadiens" and was also there besides the two people who were having their jersey retired. Two captain duties.

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cammalleri captain.

markov assistant.

gionta assistant.

moen in replacement if someone is hurt.
Perfect!

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There should be no doubt in anyone's mind after last night. Markov will be captain of this team.

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There should be no doubt in anyone's mind after last night. Markov will be captain of this team.
Yep it all makes sense.
Captain was supposed to be announced a few weeks into the season.

Markov got injured.
No captain yet.
Markov getting Captain duties..
He'll be the captain.

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