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08-29-2011, 09:14 PM
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The great thing is that this is the first time in a long time I read this and don't know who it refers to right away. Cally, Prust, Danny G, a handful of guys it ca refer to. Either way, give Cally his C.
Good point. Very true.

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I am a huge Richards fan and have been since he broke into the NHL, he is a natural born leader... that being said, he is a new guy and already has enough pressure on him to perform here. This is a young team that has a solid core that is willing to do anything to win. Callahan will get the C, Staal will keep his A, and I suspect it will be between Dubinsky and Richards for the final A. Richards does not need an A on his jersey to earn the respect of his teammates, everyone on the team knows what he has accomplished and what he is being brought in here to do. Dubinsky carried this team at times this past season, he should get the 2nd A.

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08-29-2011, 09:42 PM
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If Cally is NOT named Captain, I will STOP rooting for the Rangers!!! You hear me?? I will be DONE with them!! DONE!! D-O-E-N!! DONE!!







Alright, maybe I won't be done with them..but gosh darnit I just really want Callahan to get that "C"!!!

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08-30-2011, 03:23 AM
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As for the general consensus I think that Callahan would make a great captain, but...

Luongo I believe is the captain of the Canucks and Lundqvist is if anything as much a leader as Callahan and a more important player--as Henrik goes so so the Rangers.

Callahan fighting Cooke--welll we've seen Dubinsky do the same kind of things--Prust it's more or less his job so it's expected. Avery--not that popular a figure anymore went up in weight class about two steps to fight Carcillo (the same game that Carcillo beat up Gaborik) and tagged him a few times. Girardi led the league in blocked shots--dmen tend to block a lot more than forwards. The thing is to point out that there are a number of players on the Rangers these days willing to step up for their teammates--that Callahan isn't the only one though he certainly is a leader that way. As for Richards if not a C--then maybe an A. Let's not kid ourselves--if we're going anywhere he's going to be a huge reason why.

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As for the general consensus I think that Callahan would make a great captain, but...

Luongo I believe is the captain of the Canucks and Lundqvist is if anything as much a leader as Callahan and a more important player--as Henrik goes so so the Rangers.

Callahan fighting Cooke--welll we've seen Dubinsky do the same kind of things--Prust it's more or less his job so it's expected. Avery--not that popular a figure anymore went up in weight class about two steps to fight Carcillo (the same game that Carcillo beat up Gaborik) and tagged him a few times. Girardi led the league in blocked shots--dmen tend to block a lot more than forwards. The thing is to point out that there are a number of players on the Rangers these days willing to step up for their teammates--that Callahan isn't the only one though he certainly is a leader that way. As for Richards if not a C--then maybe an A. Let's not kid ourselves--if we're going anywhere he's going to be a huge reason why.
This is one of the reasons why I don't think we need a heavyweight anymore, probably for the first time since the 94 team. Rupp is a great signing in that respect, another high character guy who should knock in a handful of goals, forecheck and drop the gloves if necessary.

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At best he's a 30-30 guy. He's talked about as a superstar by Rangers fans. Good player, valuable wing to have on a team. He's not the guy you look to when you need a goal in a 1-1 game in the third period of a playoff game.

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08-30-2011, 07:59 AM
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As for the general consensus I think that Callahan would make a great captain, but...

Luongo I believe is the captain of the Canucks and Lundqvist is if anything as much a leader as Callahan and a more important player--as Henrik goes so so the Rangers.

Callahan fighting Cooke--welll we've seen Dubinsky do the same kind of things--Prust it's more or less his job so it's expected. Avery--not that popular a figure anymore went up in weight class about two steps to fight Carcillo (the same game that Carcillo beat up Gaborik) and tagged him a few times. Girardi led the league in blocked shots--dmen tend to block a lot more than forwards. The thing is to point out that there are a number of players on the Rangers these days willing to step up for their teammates--that Callahan isn't the only one though he certainly is a leader that way. As for Richards if not a C--then maybe an A. Let's not kid ourselves--if we're going anywhere he's going to be a huge reason why.
The Canucks tried Luongo as the Captain the year his contract was about to be up. Once he re-signed, they stripped it from him and gave it to Sedin.

A goalie should NEVER wear a "C".

He can be a great leader in the room, but he never has a feel for the bench which is quite a bit of it. And they have enough to think about besides getting other players ready to play.

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At best he's a 30-30 guy.
Is that a bad thing? That's legitimate first line production to go along with elite defensive skills and an off-the-charts hockey sense.

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He's talked about as a superstar by Rangers fans. Good player, valuable wing to have on a team. He's not the guy you look to when you need a goal in a 1-1 game in the third period of a playoff game.
Not necessarily, but he certainly won't hurt the team's chances of scoring in that situation. You don't him out there to actually score the goal, per se; you put out there to help create the goalscoring opportunities, and that's what he does best. Relentless forecheck, perfect timing, impeccable awareness. He's not a skill player, but he makes up for that in every other category possible.

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I thought it was a quote about Erik Christensen.

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I thought it was a quote about Erik Christensen.
He'd lay in front of a train but not for the team, to end his suffering maybe

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At best he's a 30-30 guy. He's talked about as a superstar by Rangers fans. Good player, valuable wing to have on a team. He's not the guy you look to when you need a goal in a 1-1 game in the third period of a playoff game.
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He's not the guy you look to when you need a goal in a 1-1 game in the third period of a playoff game.
Do you prefer Christensen, Avery, Wolski, Zuccarrelo, or Stepan on the ice in a 1-1 game late in the third period? Hockey's a two-way game, where offensive opportunity's often come to fruition from defensive-plays.

Callahan's exactly the type of player you want on the ice in that situation.

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O rly?

He probably meant during a 2-2 game

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He's not the guy you look to when you need a goal in a 1-1 game in the third period of a playoff game.
It would help if you provided the reasoning behind this blanket statement.

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Callahan may only be at best 30 goal guy, but most of his goals are in close games or against rivals.

Just this past year he dropped 4 on the Flyers and was massive in two games in Pittsburgh. He also had a sick assist against the Bruins in that miracle game. And the last time he was in the playoffs, '09 against washington, Hank was the #1 reason we forced 7 games, but Callahan was doing all the scoring. Callahan is a bigtime, big game player.


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At best he's a 30-30 guy. He's talked about as a superstar by Rangers fans. Good player, valuable wing to have on a team. He's not the guy you look to when you need a goal in a 1-1 game in the third period of a playoff game.
While it would be nice to have a player that is captain material that can do that, I'm not sure I need that from my Captain.

When Messier was here, he wasn't the only guy that was looked to for that goal.

Graves, Leetch, Zubov. Later Verbeek.

I've never believed in the concept of your best offensive player should be captain.

I think your best all around player should be the captain and without question, that player for the Rangers right now is Callahan.

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Considering that we've had three players score 30 or more goals since the lockout, it's kind of amusing how often the phrase "only a 30 goal scorer" is thrown around on this board.

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At best he's a 30-30 guy. He's talked about as a superstar by Rangers fans. Good player, valuable wing to have on a team. He's not the guy you look to when you need a goal in a 1-1 game in the third period of a playoff game.
So I guess Gaborik should be our Captain

Great thinking on your part. Best scorer = Captain

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At best he's a 30-30 guy. He's talked about as a superstar by Rangers fans. Good player, valuable wing to have on a team. He's not the guy you look to when you need a goal in a 1-1 game in the third period of a playoff game.
Yup, he's the guy who busts his ass through the neutral zone and makes a diving shot block that saves a prime scoring chance and preserves a 1 goal lead for the win....

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The Canucks tried Luongo as the Captain the year his contract was about to be up. Once he re-signed, they stripped it from him and gave it to Sedin.

A goalie should NEVER wear a "C".

He can be a great leader in the room, but he never has a feel for the bench which is quite a bit of it. And they have enough to think about besides getting other players ready to play.
I have no problem with Callahan getting the C. Lundqvist though is the most important player on the team. Not sure though how a captain gets other players ready to play other than be an example both on and off the ice but it is necessary that he be a key player--which is a problem I had with Drury the last couple seasons.

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This is one of the reasons why I don't think we need a heavyweight anymore, probably for the first time since the 94 team. Rupp is a great signing in that respect, another high character guy who should knock in a handful of goals, forecheck and drop the gloves if necessary.
I look at Rupp as our heavyweight. He can go with the bigger guys. He's not always going to win but you don't really have to worry all that much that he's going to go to the hospital if he loses--like might happen to Prust if he wound up taking on a McIntyre or an Orr. And Rupp can play so that signing should work out great as far as I'm concerned.

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The Canucks tried Luongo as the Captain the year his contract was about to be up. Once he re-signed, they stripped it from him and gave it to Sedin.

A goalie should NEVER wear a "C".

He can be a great leader in the room, but he never has a feel for the bench which is quite a bit of it. And they have enough to think about besides getting other players ready to play.
This.

A goalie has to concentrate on stopping the puck and nothing else, they shouldn't be worrying about what their teammates or the refs are doing. Just giving a normal goalie like Luongo a 'C' wouldn't work, and Lundqvist is the type of goalie who is quiet and likes to focus and concentrate on just his game

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Considering that we've had three players score 30 or more goals since the lockout, it's kind of amusing how often the phrase "only a 30 goal scorer" is thrown around on this board.
wow, i never even realized it was that low. it was jagr's 54 goal campaign in 05-06 followed up by 30 in 06-7, and finally gaborik's 42 goal campaign in 09-10. that is pretty crazy come to think of it. back to the topic, i think cally gets the c, staal gets the a and im not going to be shocked one bit if richie gets an a over dubinsky. i think the bigger question hould really be who will be getting the final a on their jersey. im 99.99 percent sure cally gets the c.

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wow, i never even realized it was that low. it was jagr's 54 goal campaign in 05-06 followed up by 30 in 06-7, and finally gaborik's 42 goal campaign in 09-10. that is pretty crazy come to think of it. back to the topic, i think cally gets the c, staal gets the a and im not going to be shocked one bit if richie gets an a over dubinsky. i think the bigger question hould really be who will be getting the final a on their jersey. im 99.99 percent sure cally gets the c.
Prucha scored 30 too.

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Prucha scored 30 too.
Yep. Prucha, Jagr and Gaborik.

Straka and Shanny came close one year with 29, but you get the idea.

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