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My predictions for the eight vacancies:

NY Islanders: Tavares. DUH

Dallas: Jamie Benn

Ottawa: Jason Spezza

Buffalo: Tyler Myers

Columbus: RJ Umberger

Calgary: Jiri Hudler

Tampa Bay: Steven Stamkos

Edmonton: Taylor Hall

I'm completely joking about Calgary. It will probably remain empty. That franchise is on a sad path. Too bad we can't beat them.

Who do you guys think will fill the empty captain vacancies?

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Islanders - Tavares

Dallas - Robidas

Ottawa - Phillips

Columbus - Dubinsky

Calgary - Giordano

Buffalo - Stafford

Tampa - St Louis

Edmonton - Hall

Not sure about a lot of these. Many depend on whether the team rewards seniority, or wishes to make some younger player captain for the future.

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My predictions for the eight vacancies:

NY Islanders: Tavares. DUH

Dallas: Jamie Benn

Ottawa: Jason Spezza

Buffalo: Tyler Myers (benched all season) Vanek

Columbus: RJ Umberger or Gaborik

Calgary: Jiri Hudler cause the Flames have no captain material...

Tampa Bay: Steven Stamkos

Edmonton: Taylor Hall :lol:Eberle dude....

I'm completely joking about Calgary. It will probably remain empty. That franchise is on a sad path. Too bad we can't beat them.

Who do you guys think will fill the empty captain vacancies?

I added to yours.

Islanders - Tavares

Dallas - Robidas

Ottawa - Phillips

Columbus - Dubinsky

Calgary - Giordano

Buffalo - Stafford

Tampa - St Louis

Edmonton - Hall

Not sure about a lot of these. Many depend on whether the team rewards seniority, or wishes to make some younger player captain for the future.

I like this aside from Hall. He's not a leader at all. I'd go with the clutch kid Eberle all the way.

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I added to yours.

I like this aside from Hall. He's not a leader at all. I'd go with the clutch kid Eberle all the way.

Tough to say for me. I just know they're a young team, but I don't know what goes on behind closed doors (no I didn't watch that Oil Change show on NHLN :confused: )

Maybe he is a bad leader.

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Jiri Hudler?

That's a joke right?

Assuming he said in his original post "I'm completely joking about Calgary" i'd assume so.

I think Tyutin will get a look in Columbus, other than that I agree with most of the other here. I think Wideman or Cammalleri realistically for Calgary but who knows with that squad.

Edited by MabusIncarnate

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Assuming he said in his original post "I'm completely joking about Calgary" i'd assume so.

I think Tyutin will get a look in Columbus, other than that I agree with most of the other here. I think Wideman or Cammalleri realistically for Calgary but who knows with that squad.

Agreed however Wideman over Cammalleri in Calgary.

I thought Feaster was shopping Cammalleri?

I guess it wouldn't surprise me if Mike ends up captain cause yes it's a mess in Calgary....

Edited by St. Michael (the Red Wing)

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I would have said Whitney for Edmonton before this last season of getting benched and being the root of trade deadline discussion out of that team. I'd tend to think Smid, Hemsky or Smyth because of their veteran status but I also seem to lean in the direction of team captains being seasoned players. I don't think Yakupov would be a consideration this year.

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For next season? Highly doubt it.

You might be right. But Yakupov is sick!

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I can't argue that Yak is sick but captain next season?

Come on Axe. Be serious for once please...

Yakupov has that moxy. Hall seems like he's kinda shy. I like em both.

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NY Islanders - Tavares, no-brainer

Dallas - Benn, also a no-brainer

Ottawa - Karlsson would be my pick, but wouldn't be surprised if it is Spezza

Buffalo - Ville Leino :ninja: (j/k probably Stafford or Ehrhoff)

Columbus - JMFJ or Dubinsky

Calgary - Giordano

Tampa - St. Louis, with Stamkos being the obvious successor when Marty retires

Edmonton - Eberle

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It's Eberle or Hall.

I guess anything is possible.

Hall is my favorite NHLer right now.

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http://www.grantland.com/blog/the-triangle/post/_/id/68251/who-will-be-the-next-captain-for-ottawa-and-dallas-and-tampa-bay-and-columbus-and-edmonton-and-new-york-and-buffalo-and-calgary

My predictions for the eight vacancies:

NY Islanders: Tavares. DUH

Dallas: Jamie Benn

Ottawa: Jason Spezza

Buffalo: Tyler Myers

Columbus: RJ Umberger

Calgary: Jiri Hudler

Tampa Bay: Steven Stamkos

Edmonton: Taylor Hall

I'm completely joking about Calgary. It will probably remain empty. That franchise is on a sad path. Too bad we can't beat them.

Who do you guys think will fill the empty captain vacancies?

I thought that may have been a joke as well lol.

NYI - JT

DAL - Benn

OTT - Spezza

BUF - Stafford (maybe Vanek to try and keep him around?)

CBJ - Johnson (goin off the board)

CGY - Giordano

TBL - Tough call between St. Louis and Stamkos, do you give it to the guy who's been there through it all or your superstar? I'll go St. Louis I guess

EDM - I honestly could see them going a while without naming a captain like Colorado did for a bit.

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Gaborik won't be captain in Columbus. They aren't even committing to a contract renewal until next season.

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At this point, Tyler Myers will not be captain of anything. He is in the midst of a sophomore slump that has now lasted for three seasons.

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http://www.grantland.com/blog/the-triangle/post/_/id/68251/who-will-be-the-next-captain-for-ottawa-and-dallas-and-tampa-bay-and-columbus-and-edmonton-and-new-york-and-buffalo-and-calgary

My predictions for the eight vacancies:

NY Islanders: Tavares. DUH

Dallas: Jamie Benn

Ottawa: Jason Spezza

Buffalo: Tyler Myers

Columbus: RJ Umberger

Calgary: Jiri Hudler

Tampa Bay: Steven Stamkos

Edmonton: Taylor Hall

I'm completely joking about Calgary. It will probably remain empty. That franchise is on a sad path. Too bad we can't beat them.

Who do you guys think will fill the empty captain vacancies?

Rick di pietro for the isles :D

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Rj Umberger should be the Blue Jackets captain...he's the closest thing they have to a "face" of the franchise as he has played for them for nearly his entire career and signed a long term extension.

Jiri Hudler is probably the best player that the Flames have right now. Not hating on him, but that says a lot.

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I'd be on board with Huds as the Flames captain just to watch the interviews and press conferences. Comedy gold right there, folks.

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Rj Umberger should be the Blue Jackets captain...he's the closest thing they have to a "face" of the franchise as he has played for them for nearly his entire career and signed a long term extension.

Doubtful. It'll most likely be Johnson, Atkinson, or Tyutin.

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