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15 minutes ago, LittleBallofHate said:

Taylor Hall‏ Verified account @hallsy09 

I guess the @NHL couldn’t let all 24 of the @NJDevils into the #NHLAllStar Game. Pumped to be representing Jersey in Tampa!

WHY THE FVCK IS HE NOT OUR CAPTAIN 

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36 minutes ago, Devilsfan118 said:

Seriously, fvcking give him the C.  This is his team now.

Just because he is clearly the Devils' best player, doesn't necessarily mean he should wear the C. Taylor Hall deserves to be the All-Star, and his attitude and dialogue has really impressed me lately.

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Gotta love that tweet!

I'm sure the actual role of a captain is overblown by fans, but it all just seems like too much of a fit for Hall to not be the team captain at this point, especially with all the changes Shero has made to the team since coming on board. I get that you don't want to strip someone of captaincy just because someone better came along, but Greene has hardly played well at all this season. Taylor can continue to amp up players, tell them how they could be doing their jobs differently or better, get in the ref's face over a weak call, and do anything else that a captiain does, with or without a C on his jersey. But I think it would mean a lot more to him and to the rest of the team if the guy steering the ship actually had that C.

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Extremely happy for Taylor...seems like everything has truly come together for him since last season ended.  Agree with '7' in that who the captain is just isn't a huge deal, but I'd be stunned if it wasn't Hall when next season rolls around.  I don't think they'll strip Greene of the 'C' in-season...he's too well-respected by his teammates and coaches to have that happen.  And I have no issue with that.

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1 minute ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

Extremely happy for Taylor...seems like everything has truly come together for him since last season ended.  Agree with '7' in that who the captain is just isn't a huge deal, but I'd be stunned if it wasn't Hall when next season rolls around.  I don't think they'll strip Greene of the 'C' in-season...he's too well-respected by his teammates and coaches to have that happen.  And I have no issue with that.

My senses also tell me Hall will be the captain by next season; just has that feel. I think the push by Shero and Hynes to court Hall over the summer and encourage him to take more of a leadership role wasn't just done out of pure care for the player either, I think they're trying to make him feel emotionally invested in the team so he doesn't up and walk out come his contract end.

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I once figured it would be Palmieri, and as much as I love him (he's still probably my favorite current player) it's hard to disagree that it should be Taylor's. So thankful for that trade, man. What a treat to watch every night.

Is it Saturday yet? fvck the Flyers.

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2 hours ago, Steven M. said:

I once figured it would be Palmieri, and as much as I love him (he's still probably my favorite current player) it's hard to disagree that it should be Taylor's. So thankful for that trade, man. What a treat to watch every night.

Is it Saturday yet? fvck the Flyers.

Palms is my current fave too and I think under different circumstances he would make a fine captain here, but it really feels like the Devils have 100% become Taylor's team.  Hall becoming the captain to start next season just feels preordained at this point...in the best way possible.  

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34 minutes ago, MadDog2020 said:

And the quick backhand on the return volley as well...

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I think the captaincy talk is premature. No way should they strip Greene unless he feels he doesn't want it or is really not performing the leadership role adequately. The best player doesn't get the C just because they're the best player. I agree Hall's attitude outwardly suggests he'd be an excellent leader at this point in his career, but it's a locker room thing, not a PR thing. I'm also not super keen on giving it to a guy who's been here 18 months. 

Don't get me wrong, I love Taylor, and I absolutely believe he's our next captain, but there's no reason to give it to him before Greene steps out of the role. 

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24 minutes ago, thecoffeecake said:

I think the captaincy talk is premature. No way should they strip Greene unless he feels he doesn't want it or is really not performing the leadership role adequately. The best player doesn't get the C just because they're the best player. I agree Hall's attitude outwardly suggests he'd be an excellent leader at this point in his career, but it's a locker room thing, not a PR thing. I'm also not super keen on giving it to a guy who's been here 18 months. 

Don't get me wrong, I love Taylor, and I absolutely believe he's our next captain, but there's no reason to give it to him before Greene steps out of the role. 

Does it really matter all that much?  First, I don't think who the captain is makes the team win more games.  Second, I seriously doubt that Taylor is somehow disgruntled because it might not happen for another two years.  Third, while fans might have cooled on him, the entire team respects Greene, so there's no affect on morale by the fact that his game might slipped recently.

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