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Pominville on Sabres' dual captaincy: 'I think it's weird'

Jason Pominville comes back to Buffalo with the Wild on Oct. 14 (Getty Images).


By Mike Harrington

Former Sabres captain Jason Pominville had his role filled today by Steve Ott and Thomas Vanek, who will share the 'C' in Buffalo much like Daniel Briere and Chris Drury did from 2005-07. Pominville, of course, was on those teams and things seemed to work pretty well.

But he doesn't seem sold on the Sabres' lastest foray into a shared captaincy.

"I think it’s weird," Pominville told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune today. "They’ve done [the rotating thing] in the past. I don’t know if it’s their way of doing it. It just feels a little weird to have a couple guys. Usually you want that one guy.”

Pominville will come back to Buffalo with the Wild on Oct. 14. He continues to talk to Minnesota about a contract extension and is reportedly seeking a deal of more than $5 million per season. The Wild are being cautious. They have big contracts to pay and are expected to be major players in the Vanek sweepstakes next summer, given the fact he lives in suburban Minneapolis and was a former star at the University of Minnesota. Pominville said he'd rather not talk during the season.

"I don’t really want to have that distraction, so hopefully it can get done," he said. "If not, there's still a lot of time.

The Wild's Web site also has a story on Pominville, who delves into details of trade deadline day and says of Minnesota: 'It's starting to feel like home.'


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