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#61 ogreslayer

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 06:52 PM

I would rather Helm get an A over Filppulla.  Maybe not Cleary, I'm not sure.  With a 3 man alternate captain rotation, it makes sense that Datsyuk and Kronwall each wear an A, as forward and defensive leaders, respectively.  But I would rather the bottom six have representation than another skill forward.  Especially when the player in question (Helm) has the heart and will to be a true leader.

If Cleary get an A over Flip, I think that sends a pretty clear message that Kenny wants to re-sign Dan this summer.  It will certainly be interesting to see who gets it, that is if they even continue rotating it.



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Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:43 PM

I'm good with that. 


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Posted 09 January 2013 - 03:18 AM

I agree Helm is one of the hardest workers on the team and puts together brilliant shifts almost every night, a great leader by example. However, I don't think he'd be comfortable taking a leadership role at this point. Drapes was in a similar position and he didn't wear the A until he was an seasoned vet near the end.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:23 AM

While I agree he will be the captain, when I read this article last night I couldn't help but think how Khan knows. He didn't cite a source and the Wings have not officially announced anything, have they?

 

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:52 PM

Oh captain my captain.... Well deserved
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 09:56 PM

I don't think anyone was to surprised over this choice of captains. It was a forgone conclusion that he would get it for years now
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:07 PM

Oh captain my captain.... Well deserved

 

This. 


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Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:44 PM

Emmerton should get the C.
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:08 AM

Emmerton should get the C.

 

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 01:06 AM

This basically guarantees that Hank will be a Wing for life. 


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Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:46 AM

Will they have a press conference to announce it and give him a jersey with the C on it?  If so, when? 



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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:09 AM

They had Mike Babcock on channel 95.5 this morning roughly around 9am. He stated that he honestly didn't know who was captain. He said that the coach thinks he picks the captain, the players think they choose the captain, the management thinks they choose the captain, and well quite frankly if they all agree on the same guy well then, that's not a problem. It was weird that he didn't want to say straight up that Zetterberg was the new captain, especially with articles two days ago stating that it would be him. They'll probably announce it a day or two within training camp when the team is together and everyone is back from Europe. Gotta hand over the "C" while everyone is present and accounted for.


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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:13 AM

Slighty off-topic, but does anyone know when Nick's number retirement ceremony will be?  Will they have it sometime this season, or wait until the start of next season in the fall?


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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:34 AM

Slighty off-topic, but does anyone know when Nick's number retirement ceremony will be?  Will they have it sometime this season, or wait until the start of next season in the fall?

 

Next season. 

 

Should be pretty nice now that they have a lot of time to plan for it.

 

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:10 AM

A part of me was hoping Helm would get it. But this is the right call.


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Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:40 PM

Next season. 

 

Should be pretty nice now that they have a lot of time to plan for it.

 

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:20 PM

Next season? Why not this "season"? 


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Posted 11 January 2013 - 12:59 PM

Next season? Why not this "season"? 

 

Because of the quotes you put around it. 

 

This season will have the stink of the lockout on it.  I think it's a good idea to give Nick the send off he deserves and not have it happen in this mess of a shortened season. 



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Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:19 PM

Makes sense. 


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Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:56 PM

Zetterberg will be officially named captain on Tuesday

 

The Red Wings are starting their campaign to win back fans angered by the lockout by having a free Red and White Game on Tuesday.

They plan to use that opportunity to anoint Henrik Zetterberg as the new captain. The announcement will be made before the 6 p.m. start of the game.

Zetterberg, 32, takes over for Nicklas Lidstrom, who retired last May. It's a job the Wings have been grooming Zetterberg for since last decade, when they placed his locker next to then-captain Steve Yzerman

 

 

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