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    - he has a history of drinking-related issues
    - “speculating” that it’s a contributing factor
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    So it’s the same stuff people say Hayes does—like Hayes he’s not dumb enough to get into any trouble. But incidentally both Smith & Hayes are good friends.


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    Quote Originally Posted by josh View Post
    - he has a history of drinking-related issues
    - “speculating” that it’s a contributing factor

    Who doesn't!!! LOL

    I used to have a drinking problem....but now I have enough money!!!

    I can't wait to see this kid prove everyone who didn't believe, wrong. ....can't.....wait.

    I also like "Captain Brendan Smith".....we can use a player as a captain that isn't a pussy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozzy View Post
    Who doesn't!!! LOL

    I used to have a drinking problem....but now I have enough money!!!

    I can't wait to see this kid prove everyone who didn't believe, wrong. ....can't.....wait.

    I also like "Captain Brendan Smith".....we can use a player as a captain that isn't a pussy!
    hey, I've been one of the more optimistic posters, even towards the end of last season.

    Doesn't change the past season.
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    Brendan Smith is never going to be captain of the Rangers or any team.

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    When was the last time Smith was ever a captain? Bantams?
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    When's the last time fans had any inkling on what makes for a good leader in a room they barely see?


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    Phil I get that we don't see what's going on in the room (it's a great point) but do you really think a guy that screwed up so bad last year would ever get the opportunity to wear a C anywhere in the NHL? Not a betting guy but I'll take the under there. I think it would send a terrible message to the others in the room if it ever happened here.

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    No, I don't. I also don't think any of us have a clue who would. We just throw darts at the wall based on what we do, like years played, a player having work a letter for another team, etc.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil in Absentia View Post
    No, I don't. I also don't think any of us have a clue who would. We just throw darts at the wall based on what we do, like years played, a player having work a letter for another team, etc.


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    I think the main purpose of these conversations is to throw darts especially in the off season when most comments are speculation.

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    I saw him in a few Wolfpack games near the end of the season and he looked hungry, played his ass off. If he's in as good of shape as Maloney claims he is, physically and mentally, then I'd expect a good turnaround from him. Team could use it....

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    I get that. I just think this one's beyond reproach.

    Personally, I'd tap someone like Kreider or Shattenkirk to captain the team in the interim while everything develops. Andersson's probably a future captain, so perhaps these guys with visible shelf lives on their contracts can bridge to him? Otherwise, given how little it matters, name Lundqvist captain a la Luongo. Let him paint it on his mask since he can't actually wear it and again, wait for the next skater to prove he's ready for it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil in Absentia View Post
    I get that. I just think this one's beyond reproach.

    Personally, I'd tap someone like Kreider or Shattenkirk to captain the team in the interim while everything develops. Andersson's probably a future captain, so perhaps these guys with visible shelf lives on their contracts can bridge to him? Otherwise, given how little it matters, name Lundqvist captain a la Luongo. Let him paint it on his mask since he can't actually wear it and again, wait for the next skater to prove he's ready for it.


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    I'm with you on that Phil. Obvious to any casual observer it's safe to say Brendan Smith is going to have to really make up for a lot before he even makes the team....no less becomes a captain. LOL

    I'm just so ready for this guy to prove everyone wrong, and that he is the guy I watched in Detroit, and we got a really good player in him. I'm going to hold AV responsible for his decline until I see he cannot play well under Quinn either....But I think the outcome is going to be vastly different.

    I wanna be surprised at how much better a player can be when he has the support of his coach and staff. I don't feel he had it under the former....what's his name again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozzy View Post
    I'm with you on that Phil. Obvious to any casual observer it's safe to say Brendan Smith is going to have to really make up for a lot before he even makes the team....no less becomes a captain. LOL

    I'm just so ready for this guy to prove everyone wrong, and that he is the guy I watched in Detroit, and we got a really good player in him. I'm going to hold AV responsible for his decline until I see he cannot play well under Quinn either....But I think the outcome is going to be vastly different.

    I wanna be surprised at how much better a player can be when he has the support of his coach and staff. I don't feel he had it under the former....what's his name again?
    Ozzy please explain how AV caused him to show up to camp significantly overweight and out of shape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil in Absentia View Post
    When's the last time fans had any inkling on what makes for a good leader in a room they barely see?


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    Captain Brendan Smith!!!!!

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    Well, who can argue with that logic?


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    Quote Originally Posted by jsrangers View Post
    Phil I get that we don't see what's going on in the room (it's a great point) but do you really think a guy that screwed up so bad last year would ever get the opportunity to wear a C anywhere in the NHL? Not a betting guy but I'll take the under there. I think it would send a terrible message to the others in the room if it ever happened here.
    So because a player makes a mistake means he shouldn't be given a fair chance. Id rather have a guy who screwed up and came back and got his shit together and worked his ass off to get his game back than give it to a guy who is a prima donna on the ice and who is given a letter because he is a star player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozzy View Post
    I'm with you on that Phil. Obvious to any casual observer it's safe to say Brendan Smith is going to have to really make up for a lot before he even makes the team....no less becomes a captain. LOL

    I'm just so ready for this guy to prove everyone wrong, and that he is the guy I watched in Detroit, and we got a really good player in him. I'm going to hold AV responsible for his decline until I see he cannot play well under Quinn either....But I think the outcome is going to be vastly different.

    I wanna be surprised at how much better a player can be when he has the support of his coach and staff. I don't feel he had it under the former....what's his name again?
    You can't blame AV for everything. Smith himself said he came into camp overweight and that it was his fault.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozzy View Post
    Who doesn't!!! LOL

    I used to have a drinking problem....but now I have enough money!!!

    I can't wait to see this kid prove everyone who didn't believe, wrong. ....can't.....wait.

    I also like "Captain Brendan Smith".....we can use a player as a captain that isn't a pussy!
    We really need to move past the "Our captain must be strong like bull and pound down puny opponents".

    It's so 1994.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYR2711 View Post
    So because a player makes a mistake means he shouldn't be given a fair chance. Id rather have a guy who screwed up and came back and got his shit together and worked his ass off to get his game back than give it to a guy who is a prima donna on the ice and who is given a letter because he is a star player.
    Yeah I'd say that disqualifies him from any talk of being a captain. This isn't on AV either by any stretch, if Gorton didn't agree with banning the guy for the season he would of been brought up when the ship started to sin and the blue line was a disaster.

    I also don't think Smith bring any kind of fear factor to the other teams. The fact he's not baby shit soft compared to some of our other guys doesn't impact the opponents.

    Now as long as we're stuck with him I hope he plays well, now that he threw away the first year of his contract.

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