Make the best team of all time - out of only captains
Thread title says it all. Make the best team you possibly can, of all time, only using players who were captains of an NHL team at some point in their careers. This includes goaltenders, which will make your choices there obviously very narrow.
I suppose one could make a team like this out of alternate captains (but never captains as well) too. And I wonder what team would be better?
When did the rule against goalies being captains come into existence?
Originally Posted by wikipedia
During the 1947-48 season, Durnan served as the Canadiens' captain. However, he left the crease so often to argue calls that other teams claimed he was giving the Canadiens unscheduled timeouts. After the season, the NHL passed a rule barring goaltenders from performing the duties of captain, known as the "Durnan Rule."
Not realizing Gardiner was a captain, Durnan would have been my choice for a goalie on this team.
Teams including Montreal had a tradition of picking captains by coach and managerial staff.It was not a popularity choice.I mean Beleveu was a great choice but in room in was not the number 1 choice.With Orr I cannot factualy point the reason only rumours.Maybe someone can tell us the reason.I mean Howe was a captain for a short period
The greatest captain of all time is conspicuously absent. #19
nah, he's right there at the bottom. my 17th forward.
Originally Posted by TheDevilMadeMe
Henri Richard over Peca, definitely.
And if you want to use the defensive version of Yzerman, he could fit on the checking line, as well.
i'd like to say i was trying to put guys at positions they played, so messier at LW and peca at RW because each guy spent some years there. but it's not like i didn't cheat with espo on the first line. and also totally forgot that yzerman also counts as a RWer. still, i would not want to play a line of gainey, carbo, and peca. some tough, determined SOBs right there.
also, would love to hear the rumours about why orr was never captain. i always just assumed it's because why would they strip it from bucyk?