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Big shoes to fill: Rangers give 'C' to Kasparaitis

Updated: October 3, 2005, 12:31 PM ET
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Jaromir Jagr said he didn't think he should be captain. So, the New York Rangers went in a different direction.

After Darius Kasparaitis and his $3.4 million salary were kept on by the Rangers, the team on Sunday announced that Kasparaitis would also serve as team captain.

"I played with a lot of guys in this room," Kasparaitis told reporters Sunday. "And with the younger guys I worked out in the summer. And the Russian guys they know me from over there. I'm kind of a man of the world.

"It ...

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