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#21 St. Michael (the Red Wing)

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 12:22 PM

I wouldn't mind seeing Dats wear the "C". I wouldn't mind at all even though big Z is gonna have it.

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 12:36 PM

Yes both Hank & Pavs deserve the C. You know how you solve it? Give it to Huds. Happiest...captain...ever... :hehe:


But seriously, it's pretty obvious that Hank is the captain in waiting so I really see no use in debating it.

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 01:01 PM

Yes both Hank & Pavs deserve the C. You know how you solve it? Give it to Huds. Happiest...captain...ever... :hehe:


But seriously, it's pretty obvious that Hank is the captain in waiting so I really see no use in debating it.

I disagree, if you want to see the happiest captain ever give it to Eaves.
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Posted 01 March 2011 - 01:03 PM

datsyuk wouldn't want it.

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 01:22 PM

datsyuk wouldn't want it.


He'd make Kenny pay him 5 bucks which may put us in Cap Hell.
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Posted 01 March 2011 - 01:31 PM

When Lidstrom and Draper's time is up I would personally like to see

Zetterberg "C"
Datsyuk "A"
Rafalski "A"
Holmstrom "A"

any complaints?
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Posted 01 March 2011 - 01:34 PM

When Lidstrom and Draper's time is up I would personally like to see

Zetterberg "C"
Datsyuk "A"
Rafalski "A"
Holmstrom "A"

any complaints?


I don't think Rafi or Homer are good candidates based on their career length, they will be retiring not so long after Lids. Z, Dats, Kron, and Flip would be my guess.

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 02:05 PM

I don't think Rafi or Homer are good candidates based on their career length, they will be retiring not so long after Lids. Z, Dats, Kron, and Flip would be my guess.


My personal opinion would be their career lengths argue towards why they should be captains of the team, not why they shouldn't. Sure it'd be short term, but you can't argue they both aren't leaders. Their veteran status' and skill both scream assistant captain to me, much more so than Val and Kron. They are heck of guys and will have their day if they stay with the team.

I guess it just comes down to what people think is more important in terms of being a captain.

Its a mixture between leadership,skill,seniority. I think it should be a mixture between all 3 when looking to sew the letters on a jersey.



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Posted 01 March 2011 - 02:11 PM

Stuart should get an A. He gave a bunch of interviews earlier this season and really sounded like a captain. He was articulate, said the right things and seemed to have some sway over his teammates.

I'd like to see (whenever Lidstrom does retire, probably another year or two in the future) Zetterberg with the C, Datsyuk and Stuart with the A.

That is, assuming Draper is retired.
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Posted 01 March 2011 - 02:25 PM

Stop nailing the OP for the idea of the best 2-way forward in the entire world to be the Captain. All that said, we know that Hank is the next Captain of the best sports franchise in the universe. Someone go ahead and "attack" my username Posted Image we all know the truth. No more telling of a picture than the one of Stevie, Kenny, and Hank in 1 picture. I think they already decided a few years back especially in the Cup run year of '08. But hey, I am a double threat guy with user name and avatar! OH NOOZZZZZZ Posted Image
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Posted 01 March 2011 - 02:45 PM

I don't think Rafi or Homer are good candidates based on their career length, they will be retiring not so long after Lids. Z, Dats, Kron, and Flip would be my guess.


I think the Mule should get an "A" before Flip. But I definitely agree to Kronwall getting one in the future.
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Posted 01 March 2011 - 02:51 PM

Near future Assistant will be Pav obviously and Kronner. Not too many other candidates for it imo. Mule could be a fill-in but even then I'd say give it to Flip. This is actually a good discussion, real surprised at the backlash this received.
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Posted 01 March 2011 - 02:55 PM

isnt being able to speak more than 10 words of english a prerequisite?

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 03:46 PM

Love it... People putting all sorta words in my mouth. I'm "bashing the OP", I'm against "the best 2-way forward in the entire world to be the Captain"... HA.

I was simply pointing out that the OP, with a name and avatar based on Datsyuk, came up with the brain straining idea that Datsyuk could be the next captain. < sarcasm> I'm guessing it was a really hard choice on his part. His extremely long opening post with extended explanation of his opinion and how he arrived at it really gave the reader a lot to consider and debate about. < /sarcasm> His responses make it sound like I was crucifying him. He really hasn't done anything for me to truly be annoyed at him. So maybe you all should take things a bit less personally.

As to the subject of the thread... I wouldn't be heartbroken if Dats got the "C". However, short of catastrophic injury, there's no question that Z will be next captain. It's the reason why he has the longest contract in team history, and used to sit next to Yzerman in the locker room.

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 03:49 PM

Zetterberg singlehandedly handed the most hated player of LGW his own ass.

There should be no question who should get it here.

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 03:53 PM

I can just imagine game 7 of the stanley cup final 2nd intermission down 2 to 1. "Ok team, we must win good. Play full acceleration. I trust my eyes to Dr. Ramani"

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 03:55 PM

Where the media is concerned, I don't think it's a good idea because his English isn't that good. I mean, it's not like he couldn't get better, but to me it seems like it'd be a big stress on you having to face the media every game and getting frustrated because you don't know exactly what you want to say. I'd rather he just focused on playing his awesome game and didn't have to worry about that. Also, from all outward appearances, Zetterberg is more of a "natural" leader. That's not to say that Datsyuk couldn't be a good leader - I mean, Yzerman wasn't the most outgoing guy ever, and we know how that turned out - but Z's kinda already been trained for it and is used to talking to the media a lot. It's hard to say what goes on in the locker room, of course, but since he is being primed for the job, I imagine Babs & co. see those intangible things everybody's talking about present in Z, and they know he's going to do a good job. That's enough for me. I mean, if they thought Datsyuk would make a great captain, I'd be fine with that, too, but I am a little glad they're just going to let him do his thing and not have to worry about everybody else, too.

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 04:01 PM

It's Z. Think about it, his contract, his English is better than Dats, he is just as good.


:stop: zetterberg can't be 'just as good' as datsyuk since datsyuk is the best player in the world. i mean, i love Z but no one can seriously argue he is a better player (or just as good) than pavel.

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 04:12 PM

:stop: zetterberg can't be 'just as good' as datsyuk since datsyuk is the best player in the world. i mean, i love Z but no one can seriously argue he is a better player (or just as good) than pavel.

Zetterberg is good. He is nowhere near Datysuk good.

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 04:19 PM

:stop: zetterberg can't be 'just as good' as datsyuk since datsyuk is the best player in the world. i mean, i love Z but no one can seriously argue he is a better player (or just as good) than pavel.

Why? Because you said so?

Logic an lack of emotion actually makes for quite an evenly-matched debate.

Zetterberg is good. He is nowhere near Datysuk good.

In what facet of the game?

Datsyuk is superior to Z in certain areas. Zetterberg is superior to Dats in certain areas.
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