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Getzlaf Leading By Example

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,

A dressing room is not the way they portray it in the movies.

When you are Ryan Getzlaf, one of the great captains in our game today, it’s not about the Knute Rockne speeches, or challenging every player who brings less than his best.

“I’d rather calm people down that try and get them up,” he said Wednesday, after being the best player on the ice in a 3-2 Anaheim Ducks overtime win.

The Detroit Red Wings had owned the second period, and taken a 2-1 lead in Game 5 here at the Honda Center. Then Anaheim received a five-minute power play when Daniel Winnik cranked Dan Cleary into the boards.

In a 2-2 series, this was a moment.

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OlderThanChelios's avatar

When you are Ryan Getzlaf, one of the great captains in our game today…

I stopped reading right there.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 05/09/13 at 11:06 AM ET

Primis's avatar

“When you are Ryan Getzlaf, one of the great captains in our game today…”

I stopped reading right there.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 05/09/13 at 11:06 AM ET

As well people should.

Posted by Primis on 05/09/13 at 11:25 AM ET

jimp19's avatar

One of the biggest babies in the game today is more fitting to his play

Posted by jimp19 from Nashville on 05/09/13 at 11:29 AM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

Yes.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from Where the GM likes his team. on 05/09/13 at 11:51 AM ET

Savage Henry's avatar

Oh, come on, give Getzlaf some credit.  On a good day, he’s a top-50 Captain.  If you don’t include some of the AHL guys.

Posted by Savage Henry on 05/09/13 at 12:52 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

I NOW consider Getzlaf…oh who am I kidding…I can’t even take a jab at TPSH with the thought of what I was about to type.

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 05/09/13 at 06:01 PM ET

Vladimir16's avatar

Getzlaf: The Great Mouthbreather

Posted by Vladimir16 from Grand River Valley on 05/09/13 at 07:16 PM ET

redxblack's avatar

Getzlaughs is a solid captain (when considering Dustin Brown).

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 05/09/13 at 10:04 PM ET

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