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Offline bustaheims

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Re: Who's going to be the next Leafs captain, and when?
« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2016, 04:44:02 PM »
If the team feels that it needs to have a captain next season it wouldn't shock me if it was Brooks Laich. The Devils had Bryce Salvador as their captain for 3 years so it wouldn't be the first time a team GM'd by Lou named a fringe-ish veteran their captain instead of going with 3 alternates.

Well, in terms of fulfilling the on-ice duties of a captain, a veteran like Laich isn't necessarily a bad choice. I'd be comfortable naming him as one of the alternates for next season.
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Re: Who's going to be the next Leafs captain, and when?
« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2016, 04:59:59 PM »
If the team feels that it needs to have a captain next season it wouldn't shock me if it was Brooks Laich. The Devils had Bryce Salvador as their captain for 3 years so it wouldn't be the first time a team GM'd by Lou named a fringe-ish veteran their captain instead of going with 3 alternates.

I think though that it's the three seasons there that matters. I think the only reason you would ever really "need" a Captain is to maybe establish some sort of continuity and gravitas among the team's leadership and to that end it seems counter-productive to go with someone who, ideally, would only be on the team 3-4 months(and would almost certainly be gone in a year).

 
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Re: Who's going to be the next Leafs captain, and when?
« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2016, 06:20:20 PM »
Captain = SS
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Re: Who's going to be the next Leafs captain, and when?
« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2016, 07:33:57 PM »
Perhaps they should take a player like Komorov, who has some value, make him captain, and see if value goes higher at the next trade deadline. Then shampoo, rinse, repeat for the next 2 seasons with different trade chips.
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Re: Who's going to be the next Leafs captain, and when?
« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2016, 02:06:48 PM »
The piano.  :D

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Re: Who's going to be the next Leafs captain, and when?
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