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First captain in the new jerseys?

View Poll Results: New Captain of your DALLAS STARS IS...
Jamie Benn 21 42.00%
Stephane Robidas 5 10.00%
Trevor Daley 11 22.00%
Loui Eriksson 3 6.00%
Ray Whitney 10 20.00%
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05-07-2013, 01:59 PM
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First captain in the new jerseys?

I'm really excited about the Stars releasing their new jerseys.
Has anyone heard if they are going to appoint a captain at the same time? It'd really help solidify the new Identity.

Who do you think it'll be? I know there was a discussion earlier but now that the season is wrapped up I think we can gage better who finished strong,played consistent or if we should take a seniority approach.

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It will probably be Benn or Whitney. More likely Benn though.

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Can't see it being Robidas and Whitney for only a year.

Benn is most likely.

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I do think Benn fits in better with the captains table of the pacific division(now defunct)
but the division has a visible trend with captains

Doan
Brown
Thornton
Getzlaf

The division is clearly led by guys who will skate through you if not around you (save for Getzlaf) but his size at least makes up for it. I think Benn would be a nice addition to the group.

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05-07-2013, 02:37 PM
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Captain:
Benn

Alternate:
Whitney
Robidas
Daley

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05-07-2013, 02:54 PM
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Ask next summer. They'll rotate the A until they have a better idea about this group of young players and whether Dillon is ready for even more responsibility or if Benn will take this club by the scruff of the neck and drag it forward. They'll wait or Whitney will be the temporary choice.

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Lots of talk about "culture of winning" going on since GMJN got hired, so I think they will go with an old pro like Whitney to try to set the right example for a certain younger player. I don't expect things to be given to players that they haven't earned, and other than Robidas and Whitney there isn't a good candidate who has achieved anything at the NHL level.

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05-07-2013, 03:53 PM
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That's probably right. If they do it now, give Whitney the C. if they do it later, wait and see who emerges.

That said, I think waiting is a bad idea, this group needs someone to lead and set the right tone.

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^^ I agree this team has shown they have all the right ideas they just need leadership and whether that's putting it on a young captain to grow with the team or giving it to a veteran as a place holder. The team needs someone to represent them as a whole.

I really don't like teams that cycle their letters and for the most part they don't show much success.

Florida
Minnesota(few years ago)
Buffalo
CBJ (surprised this season) I personally think it's Johnson's team now.

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If they appoint a captain for this upcoming season, I think it's 80% chance it's Benn.

If they wait till next year, I think it's 75% chance it's Dillon, and they're letting him grow into the role.

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So we want a guy who we think came into the season out of shape, displayed questionable effort and may be a bit immature to be the next captain?

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So we want a guy who we think came into the season out of shape, displayed questionable effort and may be a bit immature to be the next captain?
Want and who we think it'll be are two different questions.

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I would guess that it's Robidas if he's still here or Whitney, and then reevaluate next summer.

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For the people who voted for Daley, can you explain your pick a little? How has someone who has never worn the 'A' in his long career in Dallas all of a sudden going to be the Captain?

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Giving the C out right now is more about who's going to be our guy moving forward. It's making a statement and passing the torch. That's not Whitney. And he doesn't need a letter on his jersey to be a leader. He brings what he brings regardless.

That said, if Whitney did get it I wouldn't be shocked, nor opposed. I just think this team is moving forward and now is the time to give it to the next generation of Stars.

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I think that, given the options available, he's the best fit going into next season.

I don't think Benn is ready yet. Maybe the plan is to give Benn the C eventually, maybe that happens next month, who knows.

But I feel Daley would serve just fine as this team's captain. He's tops on the list of tenured Stars, I believe, and just because he's never worn a letter in Dallas, I don't think that negates any leadership qualities that he has.

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No captain next year.

Daley, Whitney, and Dillon announced as alternates. Perhaps Benn and Robidas get rotated in there as well. Benn takes the A after Whitney leaves. This pattern continues until someone emerges as an actual captain.

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How would Daley even get into the "A" rotation when Eriksson and Benn have both worn A's this year?

Not trying to argue. I just don't see why management would do that...

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The obvious pick for me is Robidas. I think all this talk of franchise player may have went to Benn's head, his performance this last season was simply not acceptable for large stretches of games. Robidas may be over his head on the 1st pairing, but at least he sets the example of coming to fight every night and being one tough s.o.b.

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Dillon???

Two people have nominated Dillon for a letter???

What on earth for???

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If Whitney was still 30, him, but he's not, so Benn.

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Dillon???

Two people have nominated Dillon for a letter???

What on earth for???
Watch the kid play. He's a leader, no doubt about it. Not his time, though... Yet.

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Whitney!

Even if it is only one year.

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Benn for me, I think he needs it more than Eriksson to be pushed to the next level(82 points / season)

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