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#21 caron14

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:54 PM

better than the Habs who dont have playoff ads anymore
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:56 PM

Can you imagine all those posters and ads in the playoffs... Salvador vs giroux... Salvador vs toews... Chara vs salvador... Brown vs salvador... Etc etc lol


Who cares? We don't give out the "C" for marketing purposes.
Sal is a definite lock over Kovy for Captain. He's got more playoff experience with the Blues and the Devils. And when it came time to step it up in the playoffs he delivered. He'll be a great leader.
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:58 PM

Who cares? We don't give out the "C" for marketing purposes.
Sal is a definite lock over Kovy for Captain. He's got more playoff experience with the Blues and the Devils. And when it came time to step it up in the playoffs he delivered. He'll be a great leader.


I never said that i wouldnt give it to him because of that i just said it would be funny, calm down Romeo

Also didnt say kovy should necessarely have it over salvador
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:01 PM

Salvador is not a good enough player to wear the 'C'. The captain is more than rah rah pat your teammates on the back kind of guy. He has to prove himself by consistently being good on the ice. Sal shouldn't have got the ridiculous contract he got (years) and he should not get a 'C'. It should definitely go to someone who can carry this team and there is only one guy who can do that.


The C is not a popularity contest and the C should not automatically go to the best player on the team points-wise.

The captain is the in-between with the refs and the coaching staff. Language barriers (Kovalchuk is not a native English speaker) do not help with this.

The captain has to be a leader on the ice and in the locker room. We don't see Salvador in the locker room but the coaches do--that should tell you something.

The captain has experience, leadership qualities, proven himself under stressful situations and is a team player. Salvador's career could have been over two years ago but he came back stronger and better than at any point in his career.

I laughed when Crosby was named captain of the Penguins at such a young age. If I was a 35 year old NHL veteran, I wouldn't have taken him seriously, even if he put up 200 points a season.
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:10 PM

The C is not a popularity contest and the C should not automatically go to the best player on the team points-wise.

The captain is the in-between with the refs and the coaching staff. Language barriers (Kovalchuk is not a native English speaker) do not help with this.

The captain has to be a leader on the ice and in the locker room. We don't see Salvador in the locker room but the coaches do--that should tell you something.

The captain has experience, leadership qualities, proven himself under stressful situations and is a team player. Salvador's career could have been over two years ago but he came back stronger and better than at any point in his career.

I laughed when Crosby was named captain of the Penguins at such a young age. If I was a 35 year old NHL veteran, I wouldn't have taken him seriously, even if he put up 200 points a season.


The captain also can't suck!
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#26 caron14

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:14 PM

Toews Crosby were young.... Yes but they raise the cup.... I say it should be Kovy. He is inspiring when he plays and show emotions on the ice... (Langenbrunner was like that , Scott stevens too) I find Salvador Too shy.

He cares and defend his teamates (ask brayden schenn)

He did a big job with the SKA and his team was the first in the KHL

I may be wrong but i may be right too :P....

I just think we will have the best of kovalchuk and of the Devils if the russian wear the C on the crest.

Somebody already write on it (Im happy Kovy can now lead article)
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:19 PM

I know the coaching staff will pick the right guy considering they know way more about this than us. With that being said you know the dumbass rags fans will be all like "gaaarrrr Salvador sucks he aint no CALLY! Rar rar"
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:20 PM

I think Kovy deserves it too. He proved it with how he played in the playoffs.
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:21 PM

Hmm, he's 37 in a few weeks. So from that perspective I'm less than thrilled.
Add two 40+ goalkeepers and I'm underwhelmed at the near-future.
I'd prefer a passing of the torch to the next-gen. Yet for this year it is where we're at.
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:21 PM

*double post

Edited by Satans Hockey, 15 January 2013 - 09:22 PM.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:23 PM

The C is not a popularity contest and the C should not automatically go to the best player on the team points-wise.

The captain is the in-between with the refs and the coaching staff. Language barriers (Kovalchuk is not a native English speaker) do not help with this.

The captain has to be a leader on the ice and in the locker room. We don't see Salvador in the locker room but the coaches do--that should tell you something.

The captain has experience, leadership qualities, proven himself under stressful situations and is a team player. Salvador's career could have been over two years ago but he came back stronger and better than at any point in his career.

I laughed when Crosby was named captain of the Penguins at such a young age. If I was a 35 year old NHL veteran, I wouldn't have taken him seriously, even if he put up 200 points a season.


I think Kovy's native language is irrelevant. He speaks fluent English, and just has an accent. Kovalchuk has led his national team, his prior team, his Russian teams. Not enough experience to lead the Devils? Please. There also has been nothing but praise about Kovy in the locker room since the moment he joined this team. IMO this KHL business was a whole lot of nothing.

That said, I have no problem with Sal as the Captain. If the organization believes he's the man for the job, I'm with the team. From my perspective, Kovalchuk gives us an option that has a potential marketability. Sal is a blue-collar hockey player. He's going to be perfect for the fans of this team. It's more outside perspective that Kovy would help influence.

It doesn't have to go to the best player on the team points wise, but most of the time, that player is the best player on the team and those type of players tend to be leaders. Kovy has probably been captain of every team he's been part of since he was a kid.
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:39 PM

The article points to Elias as to the source of why Salvador would get the 'C'. I do get the feeling that Elias doesn't like Kovy very much. I think he thinks he is getting special treatment from a team that is known for not doing that sort of thing and he resents him for that and I think there is other reasons.
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:42 PM

The article points to Elias as to the source of why Salvador would get the 'C'. I do get the feeling that Elias doesn't like Kovy very much. I think he thinks he is getting special treatment from a team that is known for not doing that sort of thing and he resents him for that and I think there is other reasons.


I'm kind of getting that suspicion as well.
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:00 PM

I feel the coaching staff knows more than any of us who would be the right choice for captain. I'm cool with whoever they choose and I don't feel that the captain necessarily has to be a star player.

I was going to say the same thing. The coaches know these guys a hell of a lot better than we do.
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:27 PM

Im cool with whomever the coaches go with. As for Elias I think he tweaks guys from time to time including coaches by being outspoken. That being said he is clearly very proud of what he has accomplished as a devil (certainly 4 Stanley Cup appearances is nothing to be ashamed of).
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:49 PM

Who cares? We don't give out the "C" for marketing purposes.
Sal is a definite lock over Kovy for Captain. He's got more playoff experience with the Blues and the Devils. And when it came time to step it up in the playoffs he delivered. He'll be a great leader.

And kovi didnt deliever? Pretty sure kovi actually lead in points in the play offs. Yeah sal put up points but i can bet it will never happen again. So many people wanted sal gone in the middle of last year. And because he had a good playoff he should havethe C? Before last season it was between zach and kovy for the C. Sal wasnt even part of the descussion. I dont get why all of a sudden everyone is in love with him. I think its because its kovi. People are still pissed about his contract and still think hes not worth the money. Thats all garbage. Sal deffinetly deserves an A but no way a C. This isnt sals team its kovi`s

Edited by nmm90392, 16 January 2013 - 12:01 AM.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:01 AM

And kovi didnt deliever? Pretty sure kovi actually lead in points in the play offs. Yeah sal put up points but i can bet it will never happen again. So many people wanted sal gone in the middle of last year. And because he had a good playoff he should havethe C? Before last season it was between zach and kovy for the C. Sal wasnt even part of the descussion. I dont get why all of a sudden everyone is in love with him. I think its because its kovi. People are still pissed about his contract and still think hes not worth the money. Thats all garbage. Sal deffinetly deserves an A but no way a C. This isnt sals team its kovi`s


okay. whatever. you win.
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:38 AM

And kovi didnt deliever? Pretty sure kovi actually lead in points in the play offs. Yeah sal put up points but i can bet it will never happen again. So many people wanted sal gone in the middle of last year. And because he had a good playoff he should havethe C? Before last season it was between zach and kovy for the C. Sal wasnt even part of the descussion. I dont get why all of a sudden everyone is in love with him. I think its because its kovi. People are still pissed about his contract and still think hes not worth the money. Thats all garbage. Sal deffinetly deserves an A but no way a C. This isnt sals team its kovi`s


It's not about points. It's about who leads the locker room. Apparently the coaches think Salvador does that. He led the 'no-name' defense last year in the playoffs. Before Parise got named captain, several players were asked who should be the captain. The names that came up were Parise, Elias (who didn't like being captain) and Salvador. He's respected by the rest of the team, and maybe Kovy hasn't earned that from the players yet. His moodiness at times probably doesn't help him. Salvador is the prototypical Devil. He's all about the team above all else. Kovy doesn't seem to be at that point yet.
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:17 AM

The article points to Elias as to the source of why Salvador would get the 'C'. I do get the feeling that Elias doesn't like Kovy very much. I think he thinks he is getting special treatment from a team that is known for not doing that sort of thing and he resents him for that and I think there is other reasons.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uD13gadEsNc


When he gets asked about Kovy he pretty much says he doesn't want to answer the question and everyone has a different opinion on it, but basically answers the question anyway because of how he says it. However, her is then asked if it bothers him and he flat out says no.

Edited by NJDevils1214, 16 January 2013 - 01:19 AM.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:35 AM

would he be the first black nhl player named as a captain? as a minority, i think that would be great
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