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10-02-2013, 11:01 AM
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Oshie to be named alternate captain

Andy Strickland‏@andystrickland
"T.J. Oshie expected to be named Alternate Captain #stlblues"

https://twitter.com/andystrickland/s...94756836024320

I think this is a bit over do. The team just has a different level of energy when he's on the ice. Thoughts, if any?

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10-02-2013, 11:04 AM
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But he's a drunk who misses practices...

This is the turning point for this club. The core that was developed is starting to take over the main leadership positions and now is the time we will see if we are contenders or pretenders.

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10-02-2013, 11:08 AM
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Oshie is a love hate for me haha. Sometimes he will hold the puck a little too long for me in our own zone instead of making the simple pass. On the other hand a lot of times he ends up creating an opportunity that way. (Except when he ends up losing his balance and trips over the blue line.)

I would want a player who embodies Hitch's philosophy to be an alternate captain, and aside from above Oshie is exactly that. He's a hard worker and he checks really well. He looks bigger than he is on the ice and gets a lot of quality pick pockets.

He is getting older now so I'm sure his locker room presence has increased. He seems to be maturing every year so yeah I think he deserves this.

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Obviously I can't speak for his off-ice qualities, but he sure as hell plays like a captain or and alternate captain on the ice.

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interresting choice. he is good enough on the ice and it seems that his off ice issues are gone and forgotten. He also is definitely a well liked guy in the locker room, I just thought he'd be more the friend or clown type and not really a leader. we'll see.

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10-02-2013, 02:36 PM
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But he's a drunk who misses practices...

This is the turning point for this club. The core that was developed is starting to take over the main leadership positions and now is the time we will see if we are contenders or pretenders.
Oshie didn't miss practice because he was drunk, it was poor judgement so he was hunting down the evidence that would have made things much worse for him. Now this probably isn't new for a St. Louis athlete but he put himself in a position where there was undeniable proof of his behavior, and if it were to have come out I doubt we be hearing of him being inline for an A. He dodged a bullet for himself and the organization.

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10-02-2013, 03:54 PM
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Oshie didn't miss practice because he was drunk, it was poor judgement so he was hunting down the evidence that would have made things much worse for him. Now this probably isn't new for a St. Louis athlete but he put himself in a position where there was undeniable proof of his behavior, and if it were to have come out I doubt we be hearing of him being inline for an A. He dodged a bullet for himself and the organization.
Take the gossip elsewhere, bub.

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10-02-2013, 04:06 PM
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Sarcasm...

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10-02-2013, 04:19 PM
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So who else are A's? I figured Steen, Jax, and Petro would have A's

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So who else are A's? I figured Steen, Jax, and Petro would have A's
That's correct. Two home alternates, two away alternates, just like before, apparently swapping halfway through the season.

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I believe Hitch said that the A's will be switched at points during the season with whoever is in the "leadership group."

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He's been an emotional leader for a long time now. I remember when the Blues showed a few of those behind the scenes episode and Oshie clearly energizes this team.

The whole missing practice thing was so overblown.

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Oshie didn't miss practice because he was drunk, it was poor judgement so he was hunting down the evidence that would have made things much worse for him. Now this probably isn't new for a St. Louis athlete but he put himself in a position where there was undeniable proof of his behavior, and if it were to have come out I doubt we be hearing of him being inline for an A. He dodged a bullet for himself and the organization.
I have no clue what you just said.

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I have no clue what you just said.
It's probably better that way.

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Good for him. One of the hardest working guys on the ice every night, you can never question his intensity.

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So, 4 assistants like last year?

I'd prefer if we could just have 2. At this point, it's hard for it not to be
C- Backes
A- Petro
A- Jackman

Oshie's still my favorite player, but I'd like to just have a regular setup.

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10-02-2013, 10:42 PM
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I have no clue what you just said.
Sorry I didn't go into more detail, but when I did about JS the mods deleted my post, in hindsight I probably shouldn't have said anything on either topic. I just don't like people being misinformed.

In the future I won't post about off ice situations.

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10-03-2013, 04:57 AM
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Obviously I can't speak for his off-ice qualities, but he sure as hell plays like a captain or and alternate captain on the ice.
Yes he does. Well deserved being named one of the Alternate captains.

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10-03-2013, 11:40 AM
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My hope is he steps up and becomes the kind of player that he can be. Hopefully, Perron being moved is the message being sent to Oshie and making him an alternate is hope in making him become more of a team player.

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10-03-2013, 02:31 PM
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Now get out there and have a 30-30 season like Backes or we're taking it back!

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I have confidence in Oshie. 20 points in 30 games last year and 54 the year before. I think he could have a real chance at 55-60, maybe even 65 points. It's setup to happen. The only thing that could hurt his chances are if someone else steps up and performs. Whether it be Bergy, Frank, Schwartz, or someone else.

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