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If the Canucks make another early playoff exit, should there be a new Captain?


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#1 Hunter56

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 09:51 AM

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Now, before I start, I just want to say I am in no way saying Henrik should leave the team. I'm just saying simply get demoted to Alternate Captain.

As we all know Henrik Sedin is an amazing hockey player -- he is after all the all-time franchise leader in points. However, amazing play does not always translate to amazing leadership.

I can't help but think that a lot of the lethargic play the Canucks usually put out (especially recently) has something to do with a lack of leadership on the team. I'm not trying to knock on Henrik, he's awesome, but maybe he's just not the type of captain the Canucks need right now.

For example, last season the team was in a slump near the end of the regular season. When people asked Henrik what was up he said something along the lines of "I'm just coasting and not even really trying until the playoffs start." This is something I don't think a captain should say and... well we all saw what happened in the playoffs last year.

I believe that this is the playoffs where Henrik needs to prove himself as a captain. If they go on a deep playoff run, say I'm wrong, call me an idiot; if they win the cup heck I wouldn't care what you'd call me.

If they go out like last season though there has to at least be consideration for a new captain.

Thoughts?

Edited by Hunter56, 30 April 2013 - 10:02 AM.

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#2 NightHawkSniper

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 09:52 AM

They should make a new captian. but we will keep the same captain.
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Posted 30 April 2013 - 09:54 AM

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Another negative thread just before the playoffs... don't you people ever learn.

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 09:55 AM

Who would be captain?
Kesler is injured half the time
Bieksa is a captain material but makes the dumbest mindfarts known to man
Only option is to make luongo captain. He can lead alot being on the bench
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Posted 30 April 2013 - 09:59 AM

Shouldnt we at least see how the playoffs go before we even start thinking about making threads like this?
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Posted 30 April 2013 - 10:00 AM

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If we lose in first round, AV will strip Henrik of the C and give it to Ebbett.
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Posted 30 April 2013 - 10:06 AM

They should make a new captian. but we will keep the same captain.


Ahh crap how did I misspell that... fix'ed lol.

I'm not trying to be negative. I'm just saying a lot is riding on this seasons playoffs. I want Henrik to suceed, but if Luongo has gotten bad repercussions then as captain Henrik needs to be held somewhat accountable also.

Edited by Hunter56, 30 April 2013 - 10:06 AM.

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 10:06 AM

Nope.
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Posted 30 April 2013 - 10:15 AM

I don't think they will change captaincy. For the sake of throwing other options for captaincy though, I'd go Hamhuis.
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Posted 30 April 2013 - 10:22 AM

Canucks should move to different location or change their name. Canucks name is nothing more of a curse. Maybe they should change Stanley park to different name to change the playoff chances.
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Posted 30 April 2013 - 10:23 AM

Ahh crap how did I misspell that... fix'ed lol.

I'm not trying to be negative. I'm just saying a lot is riding on this seasons playoffs. I want Henrik to suceed, but if Luongo has gotten bad repercussions then as captain Henrik needs to be held somewhat accountable also.


why is there more riding on this season than any other? I would argue there are far far far lower expectations on this years team than any other in the last 3-4 years.
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Posted 30 April 2013 - 10:26 AM

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Henrik will be captain until he retires. As he should be.
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Posted 30 April 2013 - 10:29 AM

... Playoffs have not even started yet.... How about fire AV.... If we get out first round and make ebbett the coach
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Posted 30 April 2013 - 10:33 AM

There should be a new coach, not a new captain.
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Posted 30 April 2013 - 10:33 AM

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 10:35 AM

If they make another early exit, it won't be because of the captain.
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Posted 30 April 2013 - 10:39 AM

More like new coach and GM.
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Posted 30 April 2013 - 10:39 AM

Canucks should move to different location or change their name. Canucks name is nothing more of a curse. Maybe they should change Stanley park to different name to change the playoff chances.


Come June it'll be renamed to stanley cup park permanently...
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Posted 30 April 2013 - 10:41 AM

Now, before I start, I just want to say I am in no way saying Henrik should leave the team. I'm just saying simply get demoted to Alternate Captain.

As we all know Henrik Sedin is an amazing hockey player -- he is after all the all-time franchise leader in points. However, amazing play does not always translate to amazing leadership.

I can't help but think that a lot of the lethargic play the Canucks usually put out (especially recently) has something to do with a lack of leadership on the team. I'm not trying to knock on Henrik, he's awesome, but maybe he's just not the type of captain the Canucks need right now.

For example, last season the team was in a slump near the end of the regular season. When people asked Henrik what was up he said something along the lines of "I'm just coasting and not even really trying until the playoffs start." This is something I don't think a captain should say and... well we all saw what happened in the playoffs last year.

I believe that this is the playoffs where Henrik needs to prove himself as a captain. If they go on a deep playoff run, say I'm wrong, call me an idiot; if they win the cup heck I wouldn't care what you'd call me.

If they go out like last season though there has to at least be consideration for a new captain.

Thoughts?



What is Captain Material to you? You don't know what he does in the locker room? If Losing is a way of judging a player for his Captaincy then Smyl should have his stripped long ago. Consider the fact Stan Smyl never played on a team that finished above .500.The Canucks in the mid to late 90's were pathetic with the talent they had with Almo and Bure so should we put the blame on Linden for the team missing the playoffs?I guess in some ways Stevie Y should have his stripped of his " C" in Detroit long before his first cup since it took him roughly 13 years to win his first.
Believe it not most media thought that Henrik had an impressive playoffs last year despite not having his brother most of the series. One player doesn't make a team. A captain can give you a 100 percent and the team still lose, should we still get another Captian?
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Posted 30 April 2013 - 10:42 AM

They need a new coach regardless. AV must have lost his way on the way to Granville Island and sampled the wares at the public market at Hastings and Main.
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Posted 30 April 2013 - 10:43 AM

they should change coach instead of captain.. coach decides the line up not captain...
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Posted 30 April 2013 - 10:45 AM

One of the hardest working, classiest, talented and toughest (iron man streak anyone) players in the league and the history of our team and you @#$%-tards don't think he's captain material?

OH CDC you never fail to amaze me with the depths of idiocy... :picard:
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Posted 30 April 2013 - 10:47 AM

No!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hank is a great Captain!!! Blasphemy!!!!!!!!

This thread gets the dumb thread of the day award
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Posted 30 April 2013 - 10:48 AM

Let's see what happens first before coming up with solutions to hypotheticals.

But, it is hard to envision an early exit that would be the fault of the Captain. GM or coach more likely to be on the block if that happens.
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Posted 30 April 2013 - 10:49 AM

More like new coach and GM.


Are you a troll, or just stupid
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Posted 30 April 2013 - 10:49 AM

Not the right time to make a thread like this.

But if we did require a change I say Burrows gets the C next.

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 10:51 AM

Lol not a chance. Hank has been a point a game player in the playoffs for like 3 years now. If we get knocked out early it certainly won't be Hank's fault.
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Posted 30 April 2013 - 10:52 AM

Ahh crap how did I misspell that... fix'ed lol.

I'm not trying to be negative. I'm just saying a lot is riding on this seasons playoffs. I want Henrik to suceed, but if Luongo has gotten bad repercussions then as captain Henrik needs to be held somewhat accountable also.


Honestly dude, not even sure how to respond... Your reasoning here is juvenile..like... He stole my juice box, oh no, well then he has to give you his juice box..... Hank has been nothing but a help and positive player for the benefit of this team, including carrying the team on his back on occasion... I love Lu, but Hank didn't fold in the playoffs or have choke games... There's a huge difference here, it's not just B&W like you are saying..
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Posted 30 April 2013 - 10:52 AM

Give it to Crosby.
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Posted 30 April 2013 - 10:52 AM

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