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Poll: Captain of the Devils (130 member(s) have cast votes)

Who should be Captain?

  1. Langenbrunner (104 votes [80.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 80.00%

  2. Elias (13 votes [10.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.00%

  3. White (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Martin (3 votes [2.31%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.31%

  5. Parise (4 votes [3.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.08%

  6. Rolston (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. Zubrus (2 votes [1.54%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.54%

  8. Pandolfo (1 votes [0.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.77%

  9. Other (3 votes [2.31%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.31%

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#41 MadDog2020

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 06:09 PM

Langs should keep it, no questions asked. He's a good captain.
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Posted 23 July 2009 - 06:17 PM

Langs chould definately be the C. I think a bigger question is who should be the As.

Edited by nyrsuck26, 23 July 2009 - 06:18 PM.

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#43 Devils Pride 26

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 06:58 PM

Give Langs the C to avoid drama. I think it was stupid for Elias to get it taken away in the first place but once they start switching it around all the time it losses its meaning. Langs gets the C and Elias an A. Martin gets the other A for home games, White gets road games.
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#44 DevilNurn

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 09:29 PM

Langs. Because I think that it worked last year, and he's on our top line and it's good to have that consecrated leadership that he can pass to Zach when he's good and ready. While I think Elias is deservant, I think if we can avoid changing it we should, for some consistency if nothing else.
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#45 Elias FTW

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 10:26 PM

What I don't get is why everyone thinks Jamie is a good captain? Just cause he produced for one season, because of his playing style? The fact is he takes stupid penalties at the worst possible time, and he whines often. Look, I love the guy but Elias is a more logical answer. He's been here way longer, he plays in every situation (I''m aware Langs does too), but in my opinion he leads by example. Sure he may not be the most vocal player but neither was Stevens. I think his loyalty is amazing and it definitely rivals Marty's.
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#46 Colin226

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 10:29 PM

I think the whole discussion about Elias being more injury prone is because every season Elias will miss a game or two throughout the season whether he is sore or has the flu. I know Elias isn't injury prone but I see where Colin 226 is coming from.


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Posted 23 July 2009 - 10:42 PM

What I don't get is why everyone thinks Jamie is a good captain? Just cause he produced for one season, because of his playing style? The fact is he takes stupid penalties at the worst possible time, and he whines often. Look, I love the guy but Elias is a more logical answer. He's been here way longer, he plays in every situation (I''m aware Langs does too), but in my opinion he leads by example. Sure he may not be the most vocal player but neither was Stevens. I think his loyalty is amazing and it definitely rivals Marty's.

Show me evidence that Elias would do any better. His numbers haven't exactly been stellar either.
...and if "time on the job" counts why didn't they just make Brylin captain?
I think the whole thing is pretty moot, and a captaincy change is probably the last thing this team needs with a new coach.
I just don't see any mounting evidence that Elias would do or did any better. Langs has grown into it - and that's no easy task.
I like him and all, but, Elias doesn't seem to show any more leadership than any of the other players on this team IMHO.

BTW, if arthroscopic surgery in less than a week to get back on the ice for playoffs doesn't say leadership - I don't know what does....

Edited by DevilinLA, 23 July 2009 - 10:43 PM.

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 10:58 AM

Because we catered to the prick's ego ENOUGH, and it's done more harm then good already???
I hope and pray team Canada let's the puffy padded hometown butterfly douche start in the Olympics... we may actually get a quality mb30 in the stretch for once :P

as for the C itself... leave the damn thing alone!! Elias struggled MIGHTILY with it at first.... LEAVE IT ALONE!!!!!


C'mon Marty deserves the "C", he has earned it. It won't effect his play in the least. He will take a position that it stands for COACH not Captain.
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#49 langs15

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 11:03 AM

Lags of course. Why switch up the captain again!? Dont fix something that ain't broke.
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Posted 24 July 2009 - 11:10 AM

Show me evidence that Elias would do any better. His numbers haven't exactly been stellar either.
...and if "time on the job" counts why didn't they just make Brylin captain?
I think the whole thing is pretty moot, and a captaincy change is probably the last thing this team needs with a new coach.
I just don't see any mounting evidence that Elias would do or did any better. Langs has grown into it - and that's no easy task.
I like him and all, but, Elias doesn't seem to show any more leadership than any of the other players on this team IMHO.

BTW, if arthroscopic surgery in less than a week to get back on the ice for playoffs doesn't say leadership - I don't know what does....

Really, I'm pretty sure Elias is our all time leading scorer. And obviously Elias does have leadership qualities or else Julien wouldn't have named him captain.
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Posted 24 July 2009 - 12:52 PM

Can't we just be happy that we're not in a position where we have to make a player captain just because we want them to stay with the team, I'm looking at you Atlanta Thrashers.
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Posted 24 July 2009 - 01:17 PM

Oh I voted other -- Scott Stevens,,, but I guess I forgot to post it.
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Posted 24 July 2009 - 01:35 PM

If its not broken, dont fix it. Bets year out of a lot of players last year and hopefully they build on it, Langenbrunner lead the charge once so he can certainly do it again.
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Posted 24 July 2009 - 02:37 PM

Langs has done nothing wrong and nothing to warrant someone else getting the C.
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Posted 24 July 2009 - 02:53 PM

Langenbrunner is and will be the captain until he leaves the Devils.
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Posted 24 July 2009 - 04:33 PM

I hope whoever voted for Parise was joking.



Honestly I hope whoever voted for Zubrus was the one that was JOKING!!!

I voted Langs, he has been solid and a leader in my opinion!
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Posted 24 July 2009 - 10:58 PM

They lost Marty and didn't miss a beat. Langs can take a lot of credit for that. He grew into an excellent captain. I had nothing against Elias, and I was furious with the way Sutter handled taking the c from him, but Langs is a better captain.

Edited by mouse, 24 July 2009 - 10:58 PM.

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 12:38 PM

Keep the "C" right where it is. Lang is all about scoring when it matters. Remember Doc night?



And Zach never gives up on the play and is pretty modest when i see him interviewed. Thats why he should get the "A" along with Elias. He could pass some of his sheer determination on the rest of the team.

Elias is one of my favorite players all time but I like having an American captain on an American team! In a few years Parise can wear it.(when lang leaves)
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Posted 25 July 2009 - 12:58 PM

Keep the "C" right where it is. Lang is all about scoring when it matters. Remember Doc night?



And Zach never gives up on the play and is pretty modest when i see him interviewed. Thats why he should get the "A" along with Elias. He could pass some of his sheer determination on the rest of the team.

Elias is one of my favorite players all time but I like having an American captain on an American team! In a few years Parise can wear it.(when lang leaves)


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Posted 25 July 2009 - 01:05 PM

I don't want a new captain every couple of seasons. Langs is fine with it.
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