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#1 thecoffeecake

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 10:59 AM

I'm extremely agitated about this, and I'm curious to hear what everyone else thinks. I know it's only until the regular captains are back, but I don't like the idea of slapping a letter on someone after a dozen or so games in the uniform, under any circumstance. I would rather see almost anyone else that was out there last night wear it.
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Posted 03 November 2013 - 11:04 AM

is it really that big of a deal.. the guy got it im sure because of his experience level and leadership qualities
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Posted 03 November 2013 - 11:07 AM

To me yes, but I understand I'm likely in the minority.
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Posted 03 November 2013 - 11:08 AM

he's the only guy showing up night after night............the other A's arent playing................I'm OK with it


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 11:09 AM

Maybe it is a glass half full/half empty kind of thing. You say he hasn't earned it because it has only been 12 games, but maybe he has and it is just an example of what kind of guy he really is. Either way none of us will really know because we will never get to see into the locker room. I am sure they don't just hand those letters out to anyone.


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 11:10 AM

To me yes, but I understand I'm likely in the minority.

i understand what your saying and why your saying it.. i just feel like whatever ya know..its a pitty A because elias is missing lol its not like its really his
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Posted 03 November 2013 - 11:35 AM

he's the only guy showing up night after night............the other A's arent playing................I'm OK with it

 

Jagr and Gionta were the only ones giving a damn last night.


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 11:36 AM

He's been around and seen it all, and still, at his age, gives it his all in games in October.

Quite okay with him rocking an A, if even temporarily.
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Posted 03 November 2013 - 11:46 AM

Normally I'd agree but we are talking about Jaromir Jagr here. One of the greatest players and characters the sport has ever seen.
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Posted 03 November 2013 - 12:02 PM

He's a short term Devil, yes, but he's one of the longest tenured guys in the NHL on this roster, I have no problem with him wearing the A for a game. If he were wearing it for the season, yeah I wouldn't like that, but it's just a temporary show of respect.


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 12:23 PM

He's our best player. Sad....


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 01:12 PM

He earned it in a way the other guys haven't. I don't care if he got here yesterday, this is a meritocracy.


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 01:45 PM

I get it, he has been one the best players on and I'm sure off the ice. I just feel like the captaincies belong to the franchise guys who have been there with the club. A captain should be a devil. I would've looked at guys like fayne, gionta, bernier, henrique. But I have no idea what goes on off the ice to merit any of those guys, just from what I see. I laughed when Minnesota gave Suter and parise letters the day they signed their contacts. What a completely disrespectful slap to the guys who had been there and fought through mediocrity for years.
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Posted 03 November 2013 - 01:56 PM

this is just a temporary thing


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 02:25 PM

I get it, he has been one the best players on and I'm sure off the ice. I just feel like the captaincies belong to the franchise guys who have been there with the club. A captain should be a devil. I would've looked at guys like fayne, gionta, bernier, henrique. But I have no idea what goes on off the ice to merit any of those guys, just from what I see. I laughed when Minnesota gave Suter and parise letters the day they signed their contacts. What a completely disrespectful slap to the guys who had been there and fought through mediocrity for years.


The a's have no deep meaning in this case. It's just the guys who talk to the refs during a game.
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Posted 03 November 2013 - 05:12 PM

I never have a problem with the a's and c's because I feel the coaches/players have a much better idea of who should wear them than I do.

Plus I think fans make a much bigger deal of it than players do especially these fill ins... It's probably just case of we needed someone to wear them and deboer looked around and said the veterans with he best effort should get them.
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Posted 03 November 2013 - 05:17 PM

Deserves it. Guy brings it every night. Really impressed with him so far. Obviously it's not a permanent thing
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Posted 03 November 2013 - 05:54 PM

I get it, he has been one the best players on and I'm sure off the ice. I just feel like the captaincies belong to the franchise guys who have been there with the club. A captain should be a devil. I would've looked at guys like fayne, gionta, bernier, henrique. But I have no idea what goes on off the ice to merit any of those guys, just from what I see. I laughed when Minnesota gave Suter and parise letters the day they signed their contacts. What a completely disrespectful slap to the guys who had been there and fought through mediocrity for years.

Because Stevens had been here forever when he got the c.


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 06:42 PM

Because Stevens had been here forever when he got the c.

 

And irony of ironies, not only did he get it a year after getting here (and less than a year after refusing to report to the team because he didn't want to be here), he took it from a lifer in Bruce Driver.


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 08:00 PM

And irony of ironies, not only did he get it a year after getting here (and less than a year after refusing to report to the team because he didn't want to be here), he took it from a lifer in Bruce Driver.

 

He also was reluctant to come to the Devils.


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