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07:29 AM ET 08.01 | Colorado has undergone a significant makeover over the past few months, from NHL greats taking over the team to signings to help solidify the core -- at least one of whom may be in consideration as the team's captain. Who should be captain of the Avs? With no offense to Gabe Landeskog, I think Matt Duchene has emerged as the real leader of this team. Landeskog would make a great alternate captain, but there were too many things last season that hinted the young Swede was not quite ready. Exhibit A: It should have been Landeskog who went off in the locker room after a late-season, desultory loss to Calgary. Instead, it was left to J.S. Giguere to do it. Maybe Jiggy should really get the "C," except they don't allow goalies to be captains in the NHL.

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August 1, 2013  08:41 AM ET

Apropos of nothing...and because this is a dumb article...why aren't goalies allowed to be captains?

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August 1, 2013  08:51 AM ET
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Luongo ruined it forever.

with the exception of being one of the best punch lines we have...that could said about a lot of things concerning Luongo

August 1, 2013  08:55 AM ET
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Luongo ruined it forever.

Did the make it an actual rule?

August 1, 2013  09:08 AM ET
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Did the make it an actual rule?

that's what I'm wondering

August 1, 2013  09:09 AM ET

A new captain in Colorado?

Would that make Gabriel just another Landeskog in the wheel?

August 1, 2013  09:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Did the make it an actual rule?

Rule 6 - Captain and Alternate Captains

6.1 Captain - One Captain shall be appointed by each team, and he alone shall have the privilege of discussing with the Referee any questions relating to interpretation of rules which may arise during the progress of a game. He shall wear the letter ???C,??? approximately three inches (3'') in height and in contrasting color, in a conspicuous position on the front of his sweater. No co-Captains are permitted. Either one Captain and no more than two Alternate Captains, or no Captain an no more than three Alternate Captains are permitted (see 6.2).

Only the Captain, when invited to do so by the Referee, shall have the privilege of discussing any point relating to the interpretation of rules. Any Captain, Alternate Captain or any player who comes off the bench and makes any protest or intervention with the officials for any purpose shall be assessed a minor penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct under Rule 40 ??? Abuse of Officials. Should this protest continue, he may be assessed a misconduct penalty, and if it further continues, a game misconduct penalty shall be warranted.

A complaint about a penalty is NOT a matter ???relating to the interpretation of the rules??? and a minor penalty shall be imposed against any Captain, Alternate Captain or any other player making such a complaint.

The Referee and Official Scorer shall be advised, prior to the start of each game, the name of the Captain and the Alternate Captains of both teams.

<b>No playing Coach or playing Manager or goalkeeper shall be permitted to act as Captain or Alternate Captain.</b>

6.2 Alternate Captains ??? If the permanent Captain is not on the ice, Alternate Captains (not more than two) shall be accorded the privileges of the Captain. Alternate Captains shall wear the letter ???A??? approximately three inches (3'') in height and in contrasting color, in a conspicuous position on the front of their sweaters.

Only when the Captain is not in uniform, the Coach shall have the right to designate three Alternate Captains. This must be done prior to the start of the game.

August 1, 2013  09:29 AM ET
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A new captain in Colorado?Would that make Gabriel just another Landeskog in the wheel?

or is it saying that Matt is not a Duschene bag

August 1, 2013  09:30 AM ET
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Rule 6 - Captain and Alternate Captains...

Why is it that when I read your post... I can only think of;

Book of Armaments, Chapter 2, verses 9-21

August 1, 2013  09:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

or is it saying that Matt is not a Duschene bag

Then it would be wrong....

August 1, 2013  09:34 AM ET
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Rule 6 - Captain and Alternate Captains6.1 Captain

Can you flesh this out with a few details?

August 1, 2013  09:34 AM ET
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Why is it that when I read your post... I can only think of;Book of Armaments, Chapter 2, verses 9-21

Runaway, runaway....

August 1, 2013  09:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Can you flesh this out with a few details?

I'd like to add To***to sucks.

August 1, 2013  09:56 AM ET
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I'd like to add To***to sucks.

You slept in this morning, Canuck :)

August 1, 2013  10:00 AM ET
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You slept in this morning, Canuck :)

I haven't quite finished my first cup of bile. :-)

August 1, 2013  10:02 AM ET
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Rule 6 -

There is NO rule 6
Rule #7: no poufdas

August 1, 2013  10:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

There is NO rule 6Rule #7: no poufdas

Rule #1 - Make money
Rule #2 - Never forget Rule #1

August 1, 2013  10:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Rule #1 - Make moneyRule #2 - Never forget Rule #1

In America, first you get the sugar, then you get the power, then you get the women.

August 1, 2013  10:54 AM ET
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..and because this is a dumb article...

They're all dumb articles, Spiny. That's what keeps us coming back. Really. How many of us would be here if they posted Shakespeare instead of the Denver Post, or the New York Post, or the Philadelphia Enquirer or the Toronto Globe & Mail?

 
August 1, 2013  10:56 AM ET
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A new captain in Colorado?Would that make Gabriel just another Landeskog in the wheel?

Now, that's Bordeleau funny!

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