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Craig Rivet named Sabres Captain

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It look slike the Sabres will have one captain and they will stick to him...that man is newly acquired defenseman Craig Rivet. It's not an entirely surprising pick but I thought they would stick with someone who has been around the team for a longer period of time. They have also named Jason Pominville, Jochen Hecht, Jaro Spacek and Teppo Numminen assistant captains.

There is no doubt that a player like Craig Rivet will command some respect from his teammates and he will be a calming presence in the locker room as well. It's not clear if this is a permanent move but it certainly appears that way. I'm sure that Lindy Ruff will hold a press conference shortly to officially name Rivet captain and announce the opening day roster.

{Update}: This is a permanenet captain as per Lindy Ruff press conference from the Arena. The management and coaching staff decided that there would be one captain for the entire season and then they allowed the players to vote. Rivet was named captain after the players voted him to be captain.

Listen to Lindy Ruff audio

Listen to Craig Rivet