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No timeframe for captaincy decision

Wednesday, 09.21.2011 / 2:45 PM ET / 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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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 76 48 21 7 231 179 103
2 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
3 x - TBL 78 47 24 7 250 204 101
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 WSH 77 42 25 10 227 190 94
7 DET 76 40 23 13 221 208 93
8 BOS 77 39 25 13 204 198 91
9 OTT 76 38 26 12 220 204 88
10 FLA 77 35 27 15 192 210 85
11 CBJ 76 37 35 4 210 234 78
12 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
13 NJD 77 31 33 13 170 197 75
14 CAR 76 28 37 11 176 208 67
15 TOR 77 29 42 6 201 245 64
16 BUF 76 21 47 8 148 255 50

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 70 16 25 -3 41
M. Cammalleri 63 27 13 3 40
P. Elias 64 11 21 -16 32
S. Gomez 53 7 24 -8 31
S. Bernier 62 13 14 3 27
T. Zajac 69 11 12 -4 23
A. Larsson 59 3 20 3 23
A. Greene 77 3 18 2 21
M. Ryder 47 6 13 -1 19
E. Gelinas 57 6 12 -3 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 26 28 9 .927 2.20
K. Kinkaid 5 5 3 .918 2.47