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#1 Patty16

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 01:50 PM

Who do you think we get named Captain?

#2 MattPie

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 01:52 PM

No one this year. They'll put on A on someone. Ott would be the logical choice based on most posts around here, but as some mention you don't really want your agitator to also be your interface with the refs.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 01:53 PM

Vanek or Ott

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 01:57 PM

OTT OTT OTT OTT OTT OTT

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:01 PM

Let them vote on it.

I know, I say this every time there's a vacancy.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:01 PM

I say they shouldn't screw around and just slap the C on Ott.  I don't care if he yaps too much on the ice...in fact, I like it.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:07 PM

Cody Hodgson

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:08 PM

With Ott at Captain, Sabres will run the table going 13-0 and fall short of the playoffs leaving the fans hopeful for next year...  And the Buffalo sports fan cycle continues.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:08 PM

Hecht! no no no Rivet! no no no um.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:09 PM

Probably nobody for the balance of this year, there'll just be another A which should be Ott but will probably be Jochen Hecht or something

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:13 PM

Ott's fine.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:20 PM

Vanek has said he won't sign an extension so screw him. Ott all the way.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:21 PM

Rip Simonik

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:22 PM

View PostNNYSABRESMAN, on 03 April 2013 - 02:20 PM, said:

Vanek has said he won't sign an extension so screw him. Ott all the way.
I don't think he said he wouldn't sign an extension, he said he wanted to know if this was going to be a short or long rebuilding.  I can't really blame him.  He could easily get to some cup contender in the next year or so if the Sabres look like they are simply rebuilding and don't have some plan to become competitors again.

Do agree on Ott however.

Edited by Saudi Arabia Rob, 03 April 2013 - 02:23 PM.


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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:48 PM

Why make Ott captain?  He's just deadline fodder next year.  Give it to Hodgson and let the rebuild commence.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:59 PM

Kaleta. Cuz, you know ... everyone respects him. Especially around the league.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 03:03 PM

View PostTrueBluePhD, on 03 April 2013 - 02:48 PM, said:

Why make Ott captain? He's just deadline fodder next year. Give it to Hodgson and let the rebuild commence.

I don't think so. Unless his game seriously regresses by the deadline next season, he's totally the leader for a new-look Buffalo.

I can't see Hodgson being any better a captain than Pominville has been. Character means everything for that assignment.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 03:04 PM

View Postsizzlemeister, on 03 April 2013 - 03:03 PM, said:

I don't think so. Unless his game seriously regresses by the deadline next season, he's totally the leader for a new-look Buffalo.

I can't see Hodgson being any better a captain than Pominville has been. Character means everything for that assignment.

What I meant was, if this is a full-on rebuild, what makes anyone think Ott will want to stick around?  He'll be a UFA next summer at 31, my guess is he wants to have a shot at winning.  And I'm not sure how you can questions Pommer's character...leadership fine, but character?  Maybe you meant something else.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 03:13 PM

I do mean "character".  I think it's pretty clear Pominville's type of character has no impact on the players; it's been clear his character is about as flat as Rolston's in interviews.  He bitched in French about Lindy to foreign press, but couldn't bring himself to say the same in English to the local press.

He's a loyal soldier, but not a leader of men.  That's how I read him, and I think he's been ineffective as a captain to be fair.

Ott seems to me to be the kind of person who will make the best where-ever he is at, and since he has a family he may not want to move around more.  Frankly, I think Ott may very well be into the idea of trying lead a team on a Cup run. And if Weber is staying, then Ott may want to stay.

Unfortunately, I can not quantify it all, just impressions I have gathered over time and have synthesized them into the above thoughts.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 03:36 PM

Ott. Case closed.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 03:37 PM

C for Ott

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 04:41 PM

Stafford

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 04:45 PM

View PostLGR4GM, on 03 April 2013 - 02:07 PM, said:

Cody Hodgson

My choice too...next year.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 04:48 PM

Ott's going to be 31 next season. He's not going to want to be a part of a complete rebuild. He's going to follow the same path as Vanek and Miller, and that's out of town. It's really unfortunate.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 04:48 PM

Whomever is chosen needs to get the team to play HARD...



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 04:51 PM

I think they'll just put an A on Ott or Ehrhoff for the rest of the season and leave it at that.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 04:55 PM

No C this year...  Whatever the situation with Hecht is, I might would it put on his jersey for the final game, if he retires.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 04:56 PM

View PostChileanSeaBass, on 03 April 2013 - 04:51 PM, said:

I think they'll just put an A on Ott or Ehrhoff for the rest of the season and leave it at that.

I'd love to see a letter on The Hoff.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 05:02 PM

Porter, if RR is coach next year.





Vanek is the "easy" choice, so I fully believe it will be him.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 05:09 PM

View PostWho Else?, on 03 April 2013 - 05:02 PM, said:

Porter, if RR is coach next year.





Vanek is the "easy" choice, so I fully believe it will be him.

I'd say him too if he's in for the long term...but I fear he may not be....CoHo if Van is a short timer.

Edited by 26CornerBlitz, 03 April 2013 - 05:09 PM.


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Posted 03 April 2013 - 05:12 PM

Ott is the ONLY one on roster desrving it.   Hopefully we will eb looking for an Alternate to repalce Stafford assuming Darcy can dump him for something of value like a bag of pucks and a roll of tape.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 05:18 PM

Im surprised nobody has raised this name, but I guess I'll be the first. The C should go to Foligno, easily, IMPO.
1) He's here for the rebuild, like someone mentioned Hodgson was
2) HE"LL STICK UP FOR HIS TEAMATES-something Pommers nor Hodgson will/have done
3) He's not an agitator, ie. Ott, so he'll have respect
4) He's not likely to be moved soon, as opposed to the possibility of Ott
5) Has talent, can be respected for his scoring as well as his prescence

The only problem I see with giving it to him is he's young, but Landaskcog (that even close?) was given one too, younger as well

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 05:23 PM

View PostWildCard, on 03 April 2013 - 05:18 PM, said:

Im surprised nobody has raised this name, but I guess I'll be the first. The C should go to Foligno, easily, IMPO.
1) He's here for the rebuild, like someone mentioned Hodgson was
2) HE"LL STICK UP FOR HIS TEAMATES-something Pommers nor Hodgson will/have done
3) He's not an agitator, ie. Ott, so he'll have respect
4) He's not likely to be moved soon, as opposed to the possibility of Ott
5) Has talent, can be respected for his scoring as well as his prescence

The only problem I see with giving it to him is he's young, but Landaskcog (that even close?) was given one too, younger as well

He's also a kid that's been struggling a fair bit this year.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 05:23 PM

I love, I mean love Marcus Foligno but in no way is he poised to be captain.  Five years from now, if he develops into a steady offensive player sure.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 05:24 PM

I want to believe in the Concept of Foligno, but I think that might be his dad, not him.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 05:28 PM

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Taro gets the C

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 05:35 PM

I feel like the whole captaincy discussion is overblown nowadays. Does it even matter that much?

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 05:42 PM

View Postsizzlemeister, on 03 April 2013 - 03:13 PM, said:

I do mean "character".  I think it's pretty clear Pominville's type of character has no impact on the players; it's been clear his character is about as flat as Rolston's in interviews.  He bitched in French about Lindy to foreign press, but couldn't bring himself to say the same in English to the local press.

He's a loyal soldier, but not a leader of men.  That's how I read him, and I think he's been ineffective as a captain to be fair.

Ott seems to me to be the kind of person who will make the best where-ever he is at, and since he has a family he may not want to move around more.  Frankly, I think Ott may very well be into the idea of trying lead a team on a Cup run. And if Weber is staying, then Ott may want to stay.

Unfortunately, I can not quantify it all, just impressions I have gathered over time and have synthesized them into the above thoughts.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 05:47 PM

sabretooth :)

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 05:48 PM

View PostMattPie, on 03 April 2013 - 05:23 PM, said:

He's also a kid that's been struggling a fair bit this year.

View Postinkman, on 03 April 2013 - 05:23 PM, said:

I love, I mean love Marcus Foligno but in no way is he poised to be captain.  Five years from now, if he develops into a steady offensive player sure.
Both are good posts, and you're right; my thought is, if we chosoe Ott, we have the possibility of inducing a revolving door at captaincy, which would be horrible. If we choose Hodgson, we have Pommers all over again, perhaps slightly more whiney/less work-ethic. To avoid these two, Foligno was the only person who came to mind; that and his attributes as a teamate were agreeable for the position. But, you're right in that he is very young, and struggling no less.