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02-02-2014, 12:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Chalupa Batman View Post
Exactly - the alternate captain doesn't "assist" the captain on the ice. He acts as captain when the captain is not on the ice (hence, the word alternate).
Indeed. And then theres a hierarchy involved in that as well based on age or years with the club. In 1970 for example when Boston had three Alternates, Johnny Bucyk presented with the Stanley Cup as he was the most senior of the 3.

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