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No timeframe for captaincy decision

Wednesday, 09.21.2011 / 2:45 PM / News
By Eric Marin
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When it comes to selecting a captain, Peter DeBoer said the choice often becomes obvious in time.

It’s early at training camp, though, and the new head coach is still learning about the players and personalities on the team. He hasn’t set a timetable for filling the Devils’ vacant captaincy just yet, but expects to make an announcement before the home opener against Philadelphia on Oct. 8.

“I’m getting to know the group,” DeBoer said. “It’s down my list of priorities on things we’re trying to get done right now. I think that that’ll reveal itself here, probably sooner than later. I don’t think it’s a decision that’s going to take a long time to make. For where we’re at now in camp, it’s not even a topic of conversation right now.”

DeBoer said he won’t need a ballot box to figure out the players’ choice.

“It’s not rehearsed, it’s being around them everyday, being around the dressing room, watching guys in different situations, listening to what’s heard,” he explained. “I think that’s where you get the true player representation of where the leadership lies.”

The Devils have been without a captain since Jamie Langenbrunner was traded to Dallas in January.

"The way they act, the way guys take control of situations – you get those signs," DeBoer said of the qualities he's looking for. "That all goes into play in the final decision."

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 PIT 34 22 7 5 108 80 49
2 NYI 34 23 11 0 105 94 46
3 MTL 35 22 11 2 95 84 46
4 TBL 36 21 11 4 117 96 46
5 DET 35 18 8 9 100 87 45
6 TOR 35 20 12 3 118 102 43
7 NYR 32 18 10 4 97 83 40
8 WSH 34 17 11 6 99 90 40
9 BOS 35 18 14 3 91 91 39
10 FLA 32 15 9 8 73 82 38
11 PHI 34 14 14 6 97 101 34
12 OTT 34 14 14 6 90 94 34
13 CBJ 33 14 16 3 80 107 31
14 NJD 36 12 17 7 78 104 31
15 BUF 35 13 19 3 69 115 29
16 CAR 34 10 20 4 70 93 24

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 29 9 11 0 20
J. Jagr 35 5 15 -12 20
M. Zidlicky 36 4 13 -5 17
M. Cammalleri 24 11 4 -1 15
M. Ryder 34 4 10 -1 14
P. Elias 29 4 9 -16 13
D. Severson 32 4 8 -4 12
E. Gelinas 29 4 6 2 10
S. Bernier 25 2 7 4 9
A. Greene 36 0 9 -2 9
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Kinkaid 1 1 2 .939 1.75
C. Schneider 11 16 4 .917 2.51