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#41 Zion

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Posted 29 August 2009 - 08:43 AM

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 03:26 PM

QUOTE (GMRwings1983 @ August 18, 2009 - 03:17PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Isn't Rob Blake still on their roster?

If so, he'd be the perfect choice, being the senior statesman and a former captain himself.

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The San Jose Sharks announced that Rob Blake will be the team's captain this season, with Joe Thornton and Dan Boyle as the alternates.
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Posted 30 September 2009 - 03:32 PM

Good.
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Posted 30 September 2009 - 03:34 PM

Good choice. If Marleau was going to stay with the team, it was all but certain after this last disappointing playoff loss for that organization and fans that he'd lose his captaincy.

Rob Blake has been there before and hopefully he can help the Sharks out. Good move by Todd.

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 03:48 PM

Marleau should have been given one of the A's. He's effectively being scapegoated for the team's playoff failures. Regardless, I say an important thing when I say:

You don't need a title to be a leader.

This goes for those who blame Marleau for the Sharks' playoff failures.

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 04:01 PM

damn i feel bad for marleu obviously when you wear the C your gonna take a lot of heat but give the guy a break already.
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Posted 30 September 2009 - 10:46 PM

Man I swear I thought Boyle would get it.

How many years does Blake even have left?

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 11:08 PM

I agree! I think Boyle should have been the choice for team Captain...with Thornton and Marleau as Alternates

I think making Blake captain is a mistake because he only signed a 1 year contract and might only have 1 or 2 left in him and then the sharks will have to name a new captain anyway...
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Posted 30 September 2009 - 11:16 PM

QUOTE (robb himself @ October 1, 2009 - 12:08AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I agree! I think Boyle should have been the choice for team Captain...with Thornton and Marleau as Alternates

I think making Blake captain is a mistake because he only signed a 1 year contract and might only have 1 or 2 left in him and then the sharks will have to name a new captain anyway...


Honestly I don't think the Sharks are looking for someone by themselves to lead the team. Just someone to wear the C as a formality and have the veteran guys carry the leadership role.

That means you Joe.

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 11:40 PM

in my mind patty is a disappointment. sharks thought he was the next yzerman...i thought he was a marty lapointe minus the character. i didn't see to much heart out of patty at all. i saw some blood come out his nose during a playoff series a few years back, but i didn't see the heart that other sharks fans saw. he sucks. f*** em...hope blake can yell loud...i love the sharks.

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 09:44 AM

QUOTE (eva unit zero @ September 30, 2009 - 04:48PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Marleau should have been given one of the A's. He's effectively being scapegoated for the team's playoff failures. Regardless, I say an important thing when I say:

You don't need a title to be a leader.

This goes for those who blame Marleau for the Sharks' playoff failures.

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 09:57 AM

QUOTE (rick zombo @ August 18, 2009 - 01:02AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And McLellan's not far behind if that team doesn't produce.

we'll take him back

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 11:44 AM

QUOTE (GMRwings1983 @ August 18, 2009 - 02:17PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Isn't Rob Blake still on their roster?

If so, he'd be the perfect choice, being the senior statesman and a former captain himself.


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Dan Boyle as captain? laugh.gif Get real folks.
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Posted 01 October 2009 - 11:48 AM

QUOTE (GMRwings1983 @ October 1, 2009 - 12:44PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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Man that GMR sure has what it takes to run an NHL franchise. I called it all the way.


Dan Boyle as captain? laugh.gif Get real folks.


I wouldn't be so proud to have the same mind as a management that repeatedly sends its team packing in late April.

Just sayin. hehe.gif I mean the guy is turning 40 in December. How long do you expect this guy to be captain? One, two years?

Edited by Doc Holiday, 01 October 2009 - 11:50 AM.


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Posted 01 October 2009 - 11:54 AM

QUOTE (Doc Holiday @ October 1, 2009 - 11:48AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I wouldn't be so proud to have the same mind as a management that repeatedly sends its team packing in late April.

Just sayin. hehe.gif I mean the guy is turning 40 in December. How long do you expect this guy to be captain? One, two years?


So what? When he retires, someone else will become captain. It's not like Boyle or some other person will lose interest in the captaincy by that time.

I'm sure the players had some say in this matter and won't mind having Blake as captain. The Capitals have Chris Clark (who? unsure.gif ) as their captain, so this isn't that bad a choice.

Edited by GMRwings1983, 01 October 2009 - 12:49 PM.

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 12:02 PM

QUOTE (GMRwings1983 @ October 1, 2009 - 12:54PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So what? When he retires, someone else will become captain. It's not like Boyle or some other person will lose interest in the captaincy by that time.

I'm sure the players had some say in this matter and won't mind having Blake as captain. The Capitals have Chris Clark (who) as their captain, so this isn't that bad a choice.


I think Blake could provide leadership, but I just don't think that having him as the go-to guy for one year is a successful solution long-term.

And I'm not saying Blake wouldn't be a good captain.

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 12:26 PM

This was decided in a team vote and Blake got the most votes. Best way to decide who's the Captain IMO.

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 04:23 PM

QUOTE (rick zombo @ August 18, 2009 - 01:02AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And McLellan's not far behind if that team doesn't produce.


Not McLellans fault, though I agree with you.

Marleau was a terrible leader. His s*** was bad even right after Nolan and Friesen left. He may be a decent player, but I'ev always considered him to be a terrible leader.

Blake seems like he'll do fine in replacement, and after he retires, maybe Thornton will get a shot.





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