News Article: Henrik Zetterberg to be named next Captain

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  1. Shoalzie

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    What a feeling to be back on HFBoards after a long break. Z was the right choice for the new captain, but I think Kronner would've been able to take care of captain's duties too.

    Congrats, Hank! Make us proud.

    EDIT: Lol, ProPAIN, I didn't steal the "make us proud" line from you. :laugh:
     
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    The best choice, imo congrats Hank.
     
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    So how do we think Z's captaincy will go?
     
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    bester vaive Fear the Titan!

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    Congratulations to Zetterberg! Well deserved and he will lead the Wings with class. :handclap:
     
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    Should have been Quincey.

    Worst Wings team in a very long time. He has his work cut out for him.
     
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    good decision, cg hank
     
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    I would have preferred Kronner, but I guess I don't know what goes on behind the scenes like the coaches and rest of the organization do.
     
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    Obvious choice, and the right one.
     
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    well that's a shock :sarcasm:
     
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    The Zetterberg Era The Captain is Home!

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    C - Zetterberg
    A - Kronwall
    A - Datsyuk

    My guess is the will continue rolling the three A system with Filppula getting the other one. Remember Lidstrom named him at his retirement press conference as one of those guys that could really help on the leadership front moving forward.
     
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    Good choice. It was always going to be Hank I'm sure.
     
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    Obivous choice but the right one. Congratulations Henrik. Really looking forward to investing more time into following the Wings more this year.
     
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    Zetterberg will be officially named captain on tuesday before the red and white game

    http://www.freep.com/article/201301...troitRedWings+(freep.com+|+Detroit+Red+Wings)
     
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    Good move on the Wings' part.
     
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    My friends and I were talking about something rather nitpicky in terms of Z as the new captain.

    It will be a little interesting to see how well Z deals with an increased demand from the media vultures. In regards to the role as team captain, I'm curious if Z will dedicate the time and effort to become more well-spoken and exhibit a more ideal kind of persona.

    I know what some of you are already thinking. "That stuff shouldn't matter!!! What matters most is what he does on the ice and in the locker room!"

    And I agree, but the reality is that some people will be really annoyed with how often Z has to use speech fillers such as "uh" every time he speaks to the media. Plus his demeanor seems to be either depressed, irritated or neutral, which doesn't come off so great to others who don't really know you as well as teammates might. In comparison, Lidstrom was probably one of the best at making media members feel like they're not an inconvenience to his life.

    I'm just a little curious as to how much he'll care. Maybe he won't. If he doesn't then I honestly won't think any less of him. All I really care about in the end is if the team wins games. To be honest, it's a little sad to me that this matters enough for me (or any of us) to bring it up, but I guess as they say, it's the way the world works.
     
  19. crashman

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    Just from observing the guy over the years, I think he wants the added "responsibility". He has known this was coming for a while now, just like we did. It's really not much of a change for him, he's been a star in this league for a while.

    As far as his demeanor, I think that's just how Swedish people roll. Lidstrom was unique in that the uninformed would have never even known he was from a foreign country. Lids was pretty well spoken, but he put his media face on just like any hockey player, Z just has a different media face. Truth is, we don't know how these guys act in the locker room.
     
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    About time... he'll be good for us I think!
     
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    Will they stream the press conference?
     
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    i thought it would be. where the hell is it
     
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    thanks heater! welcome back all
     
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