Bibby89

Captain?

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Like I had said before I really dont think/agree with giving Zach the C just as a pawn to keep him around. That defeats the whole purpose and shows the rest of the team "hes just getting it to be kept around. What am I? Dog meat?"

I would really rather give it to Kovy before Zach...and that says alot.

1. Elias

2. Vote amongst the Players

3. 4 A's

4. Kovy

5. Parise

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Like I had said before I really dont think/agree with giving Zach the C just as a pawn to keep him around. That defeats the whole purpose and shows the rest of the team "hes just getting it to be kept around. What am I? Dog meat?"

I would really rather give it to Kovy before Zach...and that says alot.

1. Elias

2. Vote amongst the Players

3. 4 A's

4. Kovy

5. Parise

Well no. its not "just to keep him around" the team said they wanted him and they voted him MVP twice... so he'd be getting it cause he totally deserve it and thats what most of if not all the team want

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Well no. its not "just to keep him around" the team said they wanted him and they voted him MVP twice... so he'd be getting it cause he totally deserve it and thats what most of if not all the team want

If its taken one year at a time then thats one thing but it shouldnt be used to "keep him around". Im not saying he deserves it or not. He does. We all know he does but it shouldnt be used to just toss into the put and say well we made you captain....now you cant leave.

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If it is in fact true that Parise is all sad panda because of the kovalchuk situation, then i don't think anyone in the organization wants him to be captain.

Additionally, deboer has already said the players will not be involved in the decision. If it's a management decision, then the choice will truly show us who the organization feels is the future of the team.

If it's Parise, it shows me they really think they can bring him back. If it's kovalchuk, then it would seem that they've given up on or aren't sure about being able to bring Parise back.

I think it comes down to Parise or kovy, and a very tiny chance they give it to Elias. And super dark horse pick of Salvador haha.

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C: Parise

A: Kovy

A: Elias

Pleeeeease. Because not only do I think these are the guys who deserve it.. but it would also clearly mean more than just naming the Captains, with the Parise scenario. If there could be two C's, the other would be Kovy no doubt at all. The guy showed a ton of leadership at the end of last year, and he's just an animal

We should know in around a week!

The Sabres actually did have two captains one year lol. I think Briere had the C for home games and Drury did for road games.

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The Sabres actually did have two captains one year lol. I think Briere had the C for home games and Drury did for road games.

Yeah and the Canucks also had Luongo as their "captain".

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You can name 10 guys Captain and a dozen Assistants if you want as long as you stick to the 1C/2A's or 3A's on the ice per game rule. You can't have 2 guys skating with the C on their chest in one game, and you can't have 4 guys with the A.

I certainly don't have an issue giving Zach the C, I just think it shouldn't have been taken from Patty in the first place. Zach with the C and Patty and Kovy with A's works for me. And as soon as one of the goes or retires we should get a defenseman in there if it's appropriate. If giving Zach the C helps keep him here, even a little, then I suppose he's the best man for the C.

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when you think about it, the idea that we shouldn't give Zach the C because he might leave us really has no merit. The worst that would happen is that we just end up having to reassign the Captaincy the next year, its not like we haven't done that a ton in the last couple years.

Just give it to Zach, it makes the most sense in almost every way

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the devils have always been an organization playing in the "now".. when a player is an upcoming free agent and they know they most likely won't be back, i.e gomez, they don't try to get something out of it by trading him instead of just letting him walk, they go for their goal to win the cup that season. I don't see why it would change as choosing a captain, they need a captain for this season. What if parise is captain, signs for 10 years, but doesn't like to be captain and loses it next year anyway.. what difference does it make.. the C will go to whoever lou and deboer choose, end of story.

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We could pull an 06-07 Sabres:

Have Parise be the Captain on the Road [briere]

Have Kovy be Captain at Home [Drury]

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Any thoughts on (IF) Sykora makes the team, him getting the C with his positive attitude on and off the ice?

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I can see Sykora making the team and if he can help us scoring wise I hope he does, but giving him the C is pushing it, in my opinion. The guy came here on a try out. Besides, hasn't it already established that leaders don't need a C to lead out there. ;)

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Any thoughts on (IF) Sykora makes the team, him getting the C with his positive attitude on and off the ice?

I dont think theres a chance of that even being considered.

I agree that it should be Zach's, but Im having a hard time accepting that if he's butthurt because of Kovalchuk.

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The more I think about it the more I'm convinced Zach should get the C. If the coaches want him to be the captain, then there's no point in giving it to anyone else (and then when Parise DOES sign a 10-year contract next year, what do you do? Take the C away from the captain you named this year?).

I agree that it should be Zach's, but Im having a hard time accepting that if he's butthurt because of Kovalchuk.

I hate those quotes from him Chico supposedly revealed, but... I don't know, those are really big accusations. It's just the exact opposite of what Parise is saying publicly and of what our perception of his person is. I don't want to judge him based on something that I'm not sure he really said. What I WILL judge are his actions next summer. No fan really knows what Zach is thinking and the only thing that will matter will be what he does on July 1st. Deeds not words.

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I really don't think it could go to anyone outside of Parise and Kovalchuk. And I really believe it should be Zach, but I wouldn't be against waiting a few weeks/months to give it to him.

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The more I think about it the more I'm convinced Zach should get the C. If the coaches want him to be the captain, then there's no point in giving it to anyone else (and then when Parise DOES sign a 10-year contract next year, what do you do? Take the C away from the captain you named this year?).

That's why I like Elias. He can have it til he retires and Zach or Kovy can take over.

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