The Buffalo Sabres couldn’t decide on just one captain. Head coach Ron Rolston held a short closed-door meeting after today’s practice. Once the doors opened the Sabres had two captains. Thomas Vanek , and Steve Ott will wear the C this season. Vanek will be the Sabres C for home games and Ott on the road.
Ott or Vanek would be a fine choice by their selves, but together I think it give the Sabres an amateur feel. Maybe it’s just memories, but in 2005-2006 the Sabres had co-captains in Chris Drury and Danny Briere, and we all know how that ended for the Sabres. History could repeat itself this year. Both Ott and Vanek are UFA’s and Vanek has yet to say he wants to stay in Buffalo.
This is classic Buffalo, it seems like they always do something that gets them into the headlines. First it was the new third jersey, and now its two captains. But, all that really matters are wins, and if the Sabres can string together a bunch fans will not care who has a letter on the front of their jersey.
On a side note Sabres defenseman Christian Ehrhoff will be the team’s alternate captain for all games.