Why can't goalies wear the "C" or "A"
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03-14-2008, 07:50 PM
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Teal Town, CA
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because it's in the NHL rulebook.
No playing Coach or playing Manager or goalkeeper shall be permitted to act as Captain or Alternate Captain.
Rule 14, section D.
Bingo. Reason being in the NHL, it's time consuming for a goalie to skate across the ice after a penalty or to discuss whatever with the refs or his team. I'm not making this up. This is the reason given by Drew Remenda & Randy Hahn (Sharks commentators) during a recent Sharks game when the questions was asked (they answer fan questions during intermission). There has been goalies who wore the C or A in the past, but they don't do it anymore.
My beer league does not allow this either for the same reason. However, we play with a running clock (20 minute periods) so this would take time out of actually playing.
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