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BTB BLOG: CAPTAIN UPDATE

Tuesday, 10.02.2007 / 4:52 PM / Blogs - Beyond the Boards
By Brian Wheeler  - Sabres.com
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BTB BLOG: CAPTAIN UPDATE
10.2.07, 12:36 p.m. ::::

By a player vote, your captain for the month of October is Jochen Hecht.

Head coach Lindy Ruff just disclosed that the captaincy would indeed rotate and that Hecht will be wearing the "C" for at least the opening month of the season.

Ruff said that the players decided to rotate the captaincy as it creates a competition that everyone can strive for. 

No word on the alternate captains.

Sabres Television:
Lindy Ruff names Jochen Hecht as captain for October
Jochen Hecht's press conference

History of the Captaincy



10.1.07, 4:51 p.m. :::: CAPTAIN UPDATE


Still no captain on board.  But fear not, there is an end in sight.

Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff today indicated that the captain blueprint for this season would be released either Tuesday or Wednesday.

Following a morning meeting among the coaching staff, it was decided that the players will probably have a say in the matter.  Basically, the team will hold a voting session with secret ballots.

How much that vote will count towards the overall decision, we don't know.  But they will be involved.

"We know we've got good leadership around here," said Ruff.  "We've had good leadership the past couple of years and I've really felt that leadership was everywhere.  Danny [Briere] and [Chris Drury] represented strong leadership in that room and they had tremendous support from all the guys in the room.

"When a captain is named, he needs that type of support.

"There are different types of captains.  If you wanted to compare Danny [Briere] and Dru ... Dru was a more on-the-ice example. Not a real rah-rah guy, but a very businesslike off-ice [personality] where his on-ice spoke for itself.  

"Danny was more vocal and an offensive type of leader for us. 

"So there are a lot of types, but we need leadership from a lot of different areas."

Ruff wouldn't say whether or not the "C" would rotate and he won't until the captain/s are named.  

Check back later this week for more coverage.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Hodgson 72 20 24 -26 44
T. Ennis 80 21 22 -25 43
D. Stafford 70 16 18 -19 34
C. Ehrhoff 79 6 27 -27 33
C. Stewart 63 15 11 0 26
C. Conacher 79 7 19 1 26
T. Myers 62 9 13 -26 22
Z. Girgensons 70 8 14 -6 22
M. Foligno 74 7 12 -17 19
J. McBain 69 6 11 -13 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Neuvirth 4 8 2 .921 2.78
J. Enroth 4 17 5 .911 2.82