Well the first month of the season is complete and the Sabres are a .500 team. How do you think the team's Captains for October did?
Here are the stats of these players:
Player GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
Jochen Hecht 10 3 4 7 1 4 0 0 0 32 9.4
Henrik Tallinder 10 0 2 2 -3 10 0 0 0 6 0.0
Toni Lydman 10 0 1 1 -2 12 0 0 0 11 0.0
Each player had his ups & downs in the first month. Hecht was probally the most impressive of the bunch. Jochen played well and was one of the more consitant Sabres for the first 10 games. Tallinder looked his best while killing penalties. And Toni was well........Toni. He needs to be more consitant from here on out. Actually so does Tallinder. There is room for much improvement on the back end. And it needs to start with our #1 defensive pairing. I am looking for these guys to rebound in a big way.
My choices for November's Sabre captains are:
"C"- Brian Campbell
"A"- Jason Pomminville
"A"- Daniel Paille
Honorable mention Joche Hecht
Cambell gets the "C" in my eyes for his play at both ends. He leads the team in assits, +/-, and is tied for points. And most importnatly he is staying out of the box. Only 1 penalty so far. He has done everything asked of him & more. Darcy needs to get him locked up before it's to late. ( Or costs to much)
Pommers gets on of the 2 "A"'s. My reasoning for this is simple. He is a well balanced player. He is ranked 2nd on the team in scoring and he does it all. Jason is an important cog on the PP as well as the PK. He is a +3 on the season and hasn't commited any infraction that has landed him in the sin bin.
Finally we get to Danny Paille. This kid has been outstanding. He makes the most out of every shift. What more can you ask for. Six points from a fourth liner at this point in the season is just a bonus if you ask me. He is any coaches dream. His PK skills are great.
Jochen Hecht was getting considerable consideration to were an "A" this month but this thing is to see how differnt players respond to new things and how well they lead.
So with that being said tell me your opinions on my thoughts.