Speculation: Captain (Rolston - Captain To Be Named Today)

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  1. vcv

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    Hm, didn't we have a thread for this? Can't find one.

    Paul Hamilton thinks (gut feeling) it will be Cody Hodgson.

    Let's focus not so much on who you want but who you think Ron will pick. Assistants too.

    C: Steve Ott
    A: Mike Weber
    A: Thomas Vanek

    Honorable Mention: Christian Ehrhoff.
     
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    I had a stafford hunch but he saw nothing in the preseason.

    Could end up being Hodgson
     
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    It's almost impossible to predict. I'll guess:

    C: Ott- Hasn't he worn the C a few times this preseason?
    A:Hodgson- He wore the 'C' once. Has he worn an 'A' at all this preseason?
    A: Weber/Vanek

    I'm wondering if Rolston decides not to give Vanek a letter because of the uncertainty that he even remains with the team. Then again he did give Vanek the 'C' for a preseason game or two.

    Edit:

    I'd like to alter my choices a bit:

    C: Vanek
    A: Ott
    A: Ehrhoff/Weber
     
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    C: Vanek
    A: Ott
    A: Weber

    That's what I think Rolston will do. Ideally, Hodgson would don the 'C', but to be perfectly honest, while the work ethic is there, nothing I've seen from him on the ice in the 60ish games since Regier acquired him has screamed captain to me.

    I think he's a long-term candidate, but not yet.
     
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    Vanek ultimately deserves it IMO, the only thing holding him back is his contract and uncertainty about his future with the team. I hope Myers gets an A, i think he's gonna be ready for a bigger role
     
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    Vanek will probably get it.
     
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    C - Vanek
    A - Hodgson
    A - Ehrhoff

    What I think Ron will do, not necessarily what I'd want to see.
     
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    That's a big feeling.
     
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    :laugh:
     
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    I'm also starting to think it may be Hodgson. Vanek is still probably more likely. I don't see anyone else being more than a minor consideration by Rolston.
     
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    C: Scott
    A: Ott
    A: Kaleta

    :sarcasm:

    C: Ott
    A: Ehrhoff
    A: Vanek
     
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    I think if Hodgson is named, then it wasn't 100% Rolston's decision. My assumption is that he'll go almost strictly with the vets, if it is up to him.
     
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    My guess is he goes vets with a single young guy mixed in. Hodgson/Myers are probably the two candidates for a younger guy.
     
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    C: Vanek
    A: Ehrhoff
    A: Myers
     
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    My guess:

    C: Vanek
    A: Ott
    A: Ehrhoff or Hodgson
     
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    Vanek the C with Ott/Weber/Hoff/Stafford as home/road A's.
     
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    C - Weber
    A - Ott
    A - Hodgson
     
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    I have no idea who it will be.

    I just hope it's not Ott or Vanek barring some miracle extension in the next few days.
     
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    I want Kaleta to get the C and watch heads explode.

    I could see Erhoff, Myers or Hodgson all being neck and neck.
     
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    C - Kaleta
    A - Ott
    A - Scott

    :biglaugh:
     
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    I know you had the big thread on it a while back, but I cant remember, is this what you hope or is it a prediction regarding Weber with the C?
     
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    C - Ehrhoff
    A - Ott
    A - Vanek

    And after Vanek got traded, Hodgson will take his A.
     
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    Why do people say Vanek can't get the C because he is in the last year of his contract but then give Ott the C? Haven't heard anything about Ott working a new contract.

    I think:

    C - Hodgson
    A- Vanek
    A- Ehrhoff
     
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    What I'd like to see:

    C -- Vanek
    A -- Ehrhoff
    A -- Hodgson

    What I think will happen:

    C -- Hodgson
    A -- Ott or Ehrhoff
    A -- Vanek
     
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    I think this is probably pretty close. While I'd like to see Ehrhoff get a letter, I think he could be the odd man out in this group, with Hodgson getting an "A". If they go this way, I would look at it as a punt to next year. In other words, "We're not going to pick our long-term captain now, let's see how things play out this year and who returns next year, and we'll decide then."

    EDIT: I'd be shocked if they picked only two alternates. I think we'll have four, per usual.
     
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