Luongo accepts rare honor from Canucks

Discussion in 'Hockey' started by Babe_Ruth, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. Babe_Ruth

    Babe_Ruth Sultan of Swat Staff Member V.I.P.

    NHL.com - News

    This is a real surprising move. It's been a real long time since a goalie was named Captain, the last goalie was Bill Durnan for the Canadiens in 47-48.

    I'm still shock with this announcement.

    Thoughts?
     

  2. padd

    padd Registered Member

    I was hearing about this shit on the radio before. [SARCASM]This isn't even allowed the NHL[/SARCASM], how'd it happen? The captain should be able to interact with the refs and the bench, he'll be delaying the game if he must have to skate past his blue line to the bench and the refs, then back to his net every so often.
     
  3. Babe_Ruth

    Babe_Ruth Sultan of Swat Staff Member V.I.P.

    He won't be the one talking to the referees, I believe it's going to be Mitchell. So there won't be any delay in the game.
     
  4. padd

    padd Registered Member

    he better have a loud voice then, being captian he should at least be able to motivate his team during game. pretty hard if you stay at one place the whole game.
     
  5. icegoat63

    icegoat63 Son of Liberty V.I.P. Lifetime

    hahaha yeah that is a screwball. Cool news though. I like Luongo and remember his time in Florida. I didnt think he had the potential to be where he is now. Glad to see he proved me wrong!

    I'd have to assume that one of the Alternate Captains ends up carrying a big load of the whole Ref Conversing Role. hahaha That would be funny to see Luongo chewing out a Linesman though.
     
  6. Turbo

    Turbo Registered Member

    i think the league might need to step in. the on ice captain should be someone who isn't confined to a portion of the ice and is scratched in most back-to-back games. the locker room can have a different look, but on ice i don't think this was too swift.

    plus, he can't even wear the C on his jersey.
     
  7. icegoat63

    icegoat63 Son of Liberty V.I.P. Lifetime

    There have been 4 cases where Netminders reigned as Captains before rule 14d was updated:

    * John Ross Roach, Toronto St. Patricks, 1924-25.
    * George Hainsworth, Montreal Canadiens, 1932-33.
    * Charlie Gardiner, Chicago Black Hawks, 1933-34.
    * Bill Durnan, Montreal Canadiens, 1947-48.

    Goaltenders who have served as NHL Captains
    it is in fact a direct violation of the rulebook.....
    NHL.com - Rulebook
     
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2008
  8. Millz

    Millz Lance Catamaran Staff Member V.I.P.

    I'm kind of surprised this hasn't happened more often. Why can't he wear the C on his jersey?
     
  9. Turbo

    Turbo Registered Member

    my question is how is the league allowing vancouver to get away with a blatant rule violation?
     

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