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09-17-2011, 01:27 PM
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Ryan Smyth for captain.

I would like to see Horcoff pass on the "C" to Ryan Smyth, I believe he thrives playing for Edmonton and we all know how passionate he is. He already is a valuable mentor for any young gun with his hard work and dedication.

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09-17-2011, 01:29 PM
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Won't happen.

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09-17-2011, 01:31 PM
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It's not going to happen. Horcoff will have the C until he leaves or passes it off to one of the kids in 2-3 years.

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09-17-2011, 01:37 PM
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wishful thinking for "captain Canada"

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09-17-2011, 01:38 PM
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smyth hasnt played for us for a few yrs why give it to someone who in all aspects is a new member to the room considering all the changes the oilers have made

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09-17-2011, 01:44 PM
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Pass, Smyth wasn't even the captain when he left. Plus he lost his chance at Captaincy when he played hardball with his contract, and got traded.

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09-17-2011, 01:46 PM
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Nope. Horc is the captain. He should be the captain until one of the young stars earns the C (or Horc leaves the team)

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09-17-2011, 01:55 PM
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When the C changes hands on this team it will land on the shoulder of Taylor Hall. You can bet the farm on that.

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09-17-2011, 02:02 PM
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Smyth would be the captain if he had stayed.

He didn't.

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09-17-2011, 02:08 PM
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He'll end up being the de facto captain, a la Pronger last year, except with Horcoff actually doing his job as well (and not being a whiney little ***** like Richards).

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09-17-2011, 02:10 PM
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Pass, Smyth wasn't even the captain when he left. Plus he lost his chance at Captaincy when he played hardball with his contract, and got traded.
This. Huge Smyth fan, but I would be opposed to it.

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09-17-2011, 02:22 PM
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Horcoff has been a great captain, I don't see any reason to take that title away from him

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I think there's a chance that Ryan Smyth does wear the C at some point for the Edmonton Oilers. I actually think he has more gas left in the tank than most people give him credit for so I don't think its out of the realm of possiblity that he'd still be around when Horcoff moves on. But Horcoff giving it to him this season isn't a good idea.

Hall will have enough on his shoulders being the first star in 20 years to play in Edmonton and being expected to lead the team to a Stanley Cup. I don't think he has to be captain on top of that, as well.

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09-17-2011, 02:33 PM
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Horcoff has been a great captain, I don't see any reason to take that title away from him
Totally.

Horcoff's been nailed for plenty of criticism on these boards for offensively failing to live up to the exhorbitant contract he signed.

But at no time has his commitment to the team come into question, nor his work ethic. He's shown plenty of leadership and worn the copper and blue with pride. He's as worthy a captain for this squad as anyone.

No reason to take the 'C' from him.

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09-17-2011, 02:35 PM
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Who do you guys think will wear the A's this season? Will they go with 2 for home and 2 away ala 2 seasons ago or just with 2 like last season?

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Pass, Smyth wasn't even the captain when he left. Plus he lost his chance at Captaincy when he played hardball with his contract, and got traded.
This.

Horcoff will captain this team until Hall is ready.

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09-17-2011, 02:41 PM
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no.

horc will be captain till his contract runs out, then hall will get it

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09-17-2011, 02:42 PM
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The Only Oiler jersey I possess is a Ryan Smyth Jersey.

That said not even I would want him to be Captain at this point. Maybe in a year or two as he settles in again.

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When the C changes hands on this team it will land on the shoulder of Taylor Hall. You can bet the farm on that.
. Might surprise people but I think Eberle or Hopkins might be a captain before Hall

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Who do you guys think will wear the A's this season? Will they go with 2 for home and 2 away ala 2 seasons ago or just with 2 like last season?
Hemsky
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Whitney

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after horc it'll be either whitney if hes around or eberle

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09-17-2011, 02:57 PM
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If Smyth wanted the C, he should have taken a discount to sign here like Horcoff did...















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If Smyth wanted the C, he should have taken a discount to sign here like Horcoff did...














This deserves an applause.

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If Hemsky gets an A over Smyth I will be very, very sad.

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09-17-2011, 03:06 PM
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The Only Oiler jersey I possess is a Ryan Smyth Jersey.

That said not even I would want him to be Captain at this point. Maybe in a year or two as he settles in again.
I mostly think the C is completely pointless (team meetings and talking to the ref, that's all you get to do that anyone else can't), but striping someone of the C is not cool. Wasn't cool when Dallas did it to Modano, wouldn't be cool if they did it to Horcoff.

I suspect, because of the way Horcoff's deal is structured, they will buy him out in June of 2013. After that, it's Taylor Hall's team, not Ryan Smyth's.

Hell, it's Hall's team right now.

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