'''It's something that you want but you don't expect,'' Patrick said. ''One of the things that management talked about this year was getting guys that are key players on this team into more of a leadership role. To get this opportunity, it's a great honor.'''
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'Vanek is averaging better than a point a game at Minnesota through the first 14 starts of his sophomore season. Four of his nine goals have come on the power play. Opponents already are touting him as a front-runner for the Hobey Baker Award presented to the college game's top player.'
'If he does give the "C" to somebody else, candidates would include Alexei Zhitnik, J.P. Dumont, Daniel Briere, Curtis Brown and James Patrick.'