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#1 Euro_Twins

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 10:51 PM

Great choice in my opinion. Although it will only be for a few years, as he is 38

 

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 11:14 PM

Pretty obvious choice. 


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Posted 02 October 2013 - 02:09 AM

Great choice in my opinion. Although it will only be for a few years, as he is 38
 
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He's probably just a stand in while stamkos gets some more experience under his belt, great choice though.

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 08:20 AM

He's probably just a stand in while stamkos gets some more experience under his belt, great choice though.

Exactly.  He's earned the top spot and Stamkos is the future. 

 

I remember that we had the same thoughts around here when Lids was named Captain.  We all knew Z would get it eventually, but Nick was a good follow-up to Stevie.

 

It also takes some of the pressure off of the kid by having a beloved veteran serve as captain between the kid and the long-time face of the franchise.



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Posted 02 October 2013 - 09:15 AM

For a second I forgot Vinnie was no longer there.

Definitely the right move. Let Stamkos continue to develop his game for a few more years without the pressure and spotlight of being captain.

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 10:33 AM

Why were the Lightning allowed to choose the Blues' captain?

 

Oh... :P



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Posted 02 October 2013 - 10:39 AM

Why were the Lightning allowed to choose the Blues' captain?

 

Oh... :P

 

well played :P

 

and well played by tampa.. pretty obvious move for reasons already stated.

 

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 11:06 AM

Why were the Lightning allowed to choose the Blues' captain?

 

Oh... :P

That was my split-second reaction.

 

Quick question (for anyone out there who knows)- How are captains chosen?  Who chooses them?

Any thoughts that Stevie might have thrown in his two cents after seeing how well things went here with Nick between him and Z?



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Posted 02 October 2013 - 12:08 PM

That was my split-second reaction.

 

Quick question (for anyone out there who knows)- How are captains chosen?  Who chooses them?

Any thoughts that Stevie might have thrown in his two cents after seeing how well things went here with Nick between him and Z?

 

I think it's a combination of the owner, GM, and coach.



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Posted 02 October 2013 - 12:11 PM

Usually the coach chooses, no doubt with input from the GM/owner.  Sometimes they'll get input from the senior players, but a good coach will know the mood of the locker room already.


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Posted 03 October 2013 - 08:32 AM

I think it's ultimately the coach's call.


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Posted 03 October 2013 - 09:24 AM

Great choice. Stamkos will be the Captain in a couple of years


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Posted 03 October 2013 - 05:30 PM

Why were the Lightning allowed to choose the Blues' captain?
 
Oh... :P


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Posted 04 October 2013 - 12:01 PM

Definitely a respect choice for St. Louis to be Captain.  Stamkos will get the nod once St. Louis retires.  He derserves the C for sure. 


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Posted 04 October 2013 - 08:40 PM

Not Filppula?

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