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02-03-2014, 10:01 PM
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Originally Posted by mbhhofr View Post
Bill Durnan, goalie for the Canadiens, was a Captain during the 1947-48 season and the NHL changed the rule that no goalie could wear the C or A. The reason being that too much time was wasted with him coming out of the net to argue calls with the referee and the other teams were complaining that in effect, he was giving the Habs unscheduled time outs.

Luongo was named Captain of the Canucks but he couldn't wear the C or A on the ice.
Luongo was pretty much just an honorary captain. He was never an official captain.

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