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Captaincy And Alternate Captaincy Discussion 2008-09


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montreal_Canadiens

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look at that list, that recent span from 94-99. what a debacle.

anyway i dont think theres much debate over saku having the C....i mean im sure theres some members whod give it to someone else.... but you guys are crazy and should be isolated and examined by professionals :P

anyway i think most people agree on the C but not on the A....im still not sold on higgins being an alternate, i think it would be much better suited to one of the 3 d, markov komi or even hamrlik. theres no represenation from the D which is odd, and furthermore all 3 of those guys are much more consistent players than higgins. nonetheless higgins is still a hard worker and mostly responsible player, so its not like its outrageous that he has an A.....but id definetly have given it to markov or komi, even hammer instead. thoughts?

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Team captains

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montreal_Canadiens

Thanks very much for posting that list. It's super informative! All that's holding Koivu back from being one of the great Canadiens captains is that Cup. I sure hope this year is THE year.

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I'd give Higgins's 'A' to Komisarek if I could, but obviously you don't want to alienate players. For my money, though, Komisarek is a real team leader and deserves the 'A' as much as anyone. Saku is obviously fine as captain, and Kovalev demonstrated his leadership last year through 82 games.

I don't disagree with you Weep but I wouldn't do it just because of the negitive effect it may have on Higgins. I think Higgins is a good leader as well. I like Komi better but to go as far as to strip the A for Higgins I would need to see more wrong with him which I don't. We are fortunate to have so many possbiley candiates for letters on this team. We have a great group of guys who seem to be comited to the ulitimate goal and buy into it by helping each other and leading in some way. It seems as the team has bought in to Carbos system as well as the words above the locker room door.

Its too bad we are not allowed 5 As lol. Komi will get his letter in time for sure I am not sure how Gainey brings back all of Koivu, Kovalev, Higgins and Komisarek next year especially since he has to worry about Tanguay and Plekanec as well.

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I wonder why the organization can't make it clear to the players that as the season ends your "A" is officially removed and potential assistant captains will be reevaluated at the beginning of the following season. It might be cool to have two different assistants for away and home games, thus allowing us to have 1 captain (Koivu) and 4 alternates.

HOME:

Mike Komisarek

Alexei Kovalev

AWAY:

Chris Higgins

Andrei Markov

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This is Saku's team thats not even a debate

Komisarek should flat out have one of the A's. but i believe komisarek will be the next captain of this team when Saku calls it quits.

as for people saying that there are many candidates for letters on this team i disagree, Komisarek,Hamrlik,Begin are the only guys that i would consider for letters. Tanguay,Markov and those guys arent letter guys imo

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This is Saku's team thats not even a debate

Komisarek should flat out have one of the A's. but i believe komisarek will be the next captain of this team when Saku calls it quits.

as for people saying that there are many candidates for letters on this team i disagree, Komisarek,Hamrlik,Begin are the only guys that i would consider for letters. Tanguay,Markov and those guys arent letter guys imo

I agree with Komisarek getting an A and maybe even Hammer but not Begin. Komi, like Saku go all out every game and so does Higgins. I'd leave things as they are with the sole exception of giving an A to Komi as well. Aren't you allowed to have 3 assistant captains?

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I wonder why the organization can't make it clear to the players that as the season ends your "A" is officially removed and potential assistant captains will be reevaluated at the beginning of the following season. It might be cool to have two different assistants for away and home games, thus allowing us to have 1 captain (Koivu) and 4 alternates.

HOME:

Mike Komisarek

Alexei Kovalev

AWAY:

Chris Higgins

Andrei Markov

The Sabres had a rotating captaincy last year, moving the 'C' from player to player on a monthly basis.

I think moving the alternate captaincy around robs the team of a consistent identity. When I think of my captain and my atlernates I want them to be rocks, leading the team day in and day out. Moving the nomimations around is untenable in my mind.

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I've always disliked this type of thread becuase midway through the season it usually turns into the Koivu bashing thread.

With that said, until Saku is no longer a Hab, or retired the "C" belongs to that man. He's carried this team and stuck with this team thruogh thick and thin. He's a huge motivation and a true leader.

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This is Saku's team thats not even a debate

Komisarek should flat out have one of the A's. but i believe komisarek will be the next captain of this team when Saku calls it quits.

as for people saying that there are many candidates for letters on this team i disagree, Komisarek,Hamrlik,Begin are the only guys that i would consider for letters. Tanguay,Markov and those guys arent letter guys imo

I disagree. I think Andrei Markov definitely IS assistant captain material. As long as there are team leaders who are vocal I think you can also have captains who are quiet, and who lead by example. Markov would provide a good balance of captaincy to players like Koivu and Higgins/Komisarek/Kovalev, etc.

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Markov is a guy who likes to fly under the radar and have as little confrontations as he can, the guy has mad skill but shouldnt have a letter on his jersey

I agree... Markov isn't captain material in my opinion, he's a lil too hard headed and comes across as having a superiority complex. He's a great player, we're lucky to have him on the blueline, but you don't want him in he "C" or "A" postion. I remember a game last year, he was on the bench, Jarvis was trying to give him some advice and he just sat there, chewing on his mouth guard, rolling his eyes. He lacks a lil respect when it comes to authority, you can't put someone like that in a position of authority.

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