Monday, October 06, 2008

Luongo gets his 'C'

The Vancouver captain, forbidden by NHL rules from wearing the letter on his jersey because he is a goaltender, sported a new C on his mask Sunday night as the Canucks hosted Anaheim in the final 2008-09 pre-season game for both clubs.

"It can stand for whatever he wants it to stand for," said Vancouver general manager Mike Gillis, when asked if the C stood for Canucks or captain.
I'm glad everyone's having fun with this business. I can't imagine, however, asking the GM in a scrum what a letter on the goaltender's mask stands for.

Serious business indeed.

My guess is that, at some point, the league just lets goaltenders wear letters on their jerseys. What's the harm?
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5 Comments:

At 11:05 AM, October 06, 2008, Blogger saskhab said...

My guess is that, at some point, the league just lets goaltenders wear letters on their jerseys. What's the harm?

Exactly. The rule just has to read that goalies can't leave their crease to talk to the officials, and allows a desitnated assistant to do that. More for efficiency than anything else (go to the refs, go back to the bench to explain it to the coach, then take his position).

 
At 11:20 AM, October 06, 2008, Blogger rickibear said...

"allows a desitnated assistant to do that. More for efficiency than anything else (go to the refs, go back to the bench to explain it to the coach, then take his position)."

As compared to an out of crease player whom has to: Go to the ref, Go back to the bench, and Then take his position.

 
At 11:46 AM, October 06, 2008, Anonymous tycam99 said...

James, off-topic I know, but I was at the Sharks-Kings game in SLC last night and was impressed by the crowd. Jerseys from almost every team (didn't see the Blues or Canes, but saw pretty much everyone else). I was surprised at how small the E Center is, as it was where the 2002 Olympic hockey was played. Pretty entertaining game, and the Sharks looked strong. Lukas Kaspar was impressive.

 
At 1:08 PM, October 06, 2008, Blogger saskhab said...

As compared to an out of crease player whom has to: Go to the ref, Go back to the bench, and Then take his position.

You do realize that with the refs usually at the scorer's box for the conference, for a goalie the total distance described there is generally the equivelant of skating 1 1/2 lengths of the ice. For a player, it'll generally always be a bit less.

 
At 2:02 PM, October 06, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ryan Walter says the "C" stands for Canucktastic.

 

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