Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Hecht is captain again

Jochen Hecht is once again the Captain of the Buffalo Sabres for the month of February. While I have been of the opinion that Hecht has deserved to be the full time captain, it is good to see him starting to get into that role. After Spacek was chosen as captain for the month of February, I assumed that the job would keep on rotating for the rest of the season, and that Jason Pominville was next in line for the job.

However, Jochen has earned this honour, and the last time the Sabres had rotating captains Drury was the first to get a second month in March, from which he finished out the season as captain before sharing the job with Briere full time after the lockout. Come playoffs, and the next four seasons I fully expect Hecht to be the teams go to leader.

The Sabres play tonight against division rival Boston. Despite what I said yesterday, more recent reports reveal that Afinogenov still is not quite ready to return, and will sit out this game.

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