Does VGK get a Captain next season?

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  1. Vegan Knight

    Vegan Knight Registered User

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    I don't know if it's thread worthy but with at least a week until meaningful games and the regular season drawing to a close, this thought popped into my head and I thought I might see what others think.
     
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    VanIslander Don't waste my time

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    I hope so.

    It's time to begin the tradition of franchise captaincy.

    Offer it to Karlsson (or better: Schmidt!) in contract negotiations.
     
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    I would go with James Neal...If he resigns.
     
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  4. LadyStanley

    LadyStanley Elasmobranchology-go

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    Engelland has been the defacto captain taking a lot of ceremonial faceoffs.

    But, yes, I think there should be a captain.

    Usually it's a decision of the GM and/or coaching staff IF there's a captain and who that man is. IIRC there was something said that captain would be coming for 18-19 season.
     
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    Does Karlsson seem too shy and quiet for the role?

    I imagine if we get the other Karlsson or Tavares that they would get it right away?
     
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    I wouldn't have minded if they gave it to Engelland in the first place really. Pretty cool story being connected to Vegas.
     
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    Engelland or Schmidt would be my pick
     
  8. BattleBorn

    BattleBorn Vegas fan since 92

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    Re-sign Perron.
    Make Perron captain.
    Make Bellemare Alternate

    Or just do the same thing as this year.
     
  9. VanIslander

    VanIslander Don't waste my time

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    • Schmidt leads all in ice time and is a lively joker in the change room.
    • Perron sure looks like the leader on the ice and is a respected veteran.
    • Signing a Tavares sounds like a natural choice, but his salary would ceiling us, crippling player development and future contract talks.
    • Any of the above works for me.
    • Engelland would be a blue-collar worker type of leader. Apt but am not thrilled about it.
    • Bellemare by no means. Please no.
     
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    LadyStanley Elasmobranchology-go

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    Usually captain has more gravitas than comedy personality in that role.

    The latter is needed to keep the room lose, but can they also lead when serious? Perhaps more as lieutenant/alternate.

    And just because a guy has the offensive leadership may not mean he's the best candidate for captain. How much energy/attention required away from offense to lead?

    Delicate balance.
     
  11. MordredGK

    MordredGK it is a silly place

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    Maybe they will wait another year. I mean there is a strong possibility that they're trading for a certain defenseman that's captain of another team...

    I might give it to someone 30 and over just so the C can pass to one of the prospects some day. Assuming they don't get traded for Karlsson.
     
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    This team has been about having fun and breaking molds. I think Schmidt as C would be a statement on both fronts.
     
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