Tuesday, November 21, 2006

O Captain, My Captain!

I'm a smart college kid, I know my poetry! Or, I've just watched "Dead Poet's Society" more times than I should have [three different classes showed me that movie in high school]

In any case because our very own captain, Jordi is off in Sydney this week having fun while those of us in Canada are freezing our butts off, this week's topic shall be about captains.

Crashing the Net on NHL.com released their Top 10 list of Team Captains a couple of weeks ago. So introduce us to your team captain. Who they are, what they do, what type of ice cream they like if that information is readily accessible. Who do you think will make a great captain sometime in the future, immediate or otherwise. Also, if you have time to take a look at the list, tell us who you think was left off the list, who shouldn't be on the list and whether or not you felt that that was really the best picture of Joe Sakic they could have used.

The creative challenge was also suggested by Jordi a few weeks ago. Who on your team is in desperate need of a makeover? Actual brand names and stores needed and although photoshopped images are not mandatory, gold stars will be handed out if they are included.


Jen Z said...

Great topic ideas!

Shan said...

I don't like that list. Jason Smith is a great captain, but come on, lots of people would be more than happy to have Ryan Smyth captain the Oil. Sundin and Naslund are better captains. Kinda sad to see the captains of 5 Canadian teams, while Alfredsson is despised and blamed and on the trading block.

Lidstrom was not eligible for the list because it's his first season as captain.

The name missing from that list, who could be in the top 5, is Patrick Marleau. Look at how he's playing. He's one of the only players in the league who can outrank Joe Thornton. Daniel Briere could also make my top ten, but I think he is co-captaining in Buffalo.

Brind'Amour shouldn't be number one, it's easy to favour the champs.

Anonymous said...

I'm not even an Oiler fan, but I would LOVE to see Ryan Smyth as Cappy... Jason Smith is great and all, but there's just something about Ryan Smyth that impresses the hell out of me. Maybe it's the grit...

Heather B. said...

Wow! I thought Ryan Smyth WAS the Oilers captain. I loved watching him play in the post-season last year. He seems like a captain.

Briere co-captains with Chris Drury. I love Danny, but Chris is a friggin' awesome captain who should also be on the list for reason I'll get into eventually in my own post.