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Poll: Who was the Best Captain in Canucks History? (232 member(s) have cast votes)

Who was/is the best Canucks Captain ever?

  1. Orland Kurtenbach 1970-1974 (2 votes [0.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.86%

  2. Andre Boudrias 1975-1976 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Chris Oddleifson 1976-1977 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Don Lever 1977-1979 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. Kevin McCarthy 1979-1982 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. Stan "The Steamer" Smyl 1982-1990 (15 votes [6.47%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.47%

  7. Dan Quinn 1990-1991 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. Doug Lidster 1990-1991 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  9. Trevor Linden 1990-1997 (159 votes [68.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 68.53%

  10. Mark "Everyone's Favorite" Messier 1997-2000 (11 votes [4.74%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.74%

  11. Markus Naslund 2000-2008 (22 votes [9.48%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.48%

  12. Roberto Luongo 2008-2010 (7 votes [3.02%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.02%

  13. Henrik Sedin 2010- (16 votes [6.90%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.90%

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#61 debluvscanucks


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Posted 08 June 2012 - 07:37 AM

Really? Linden 109, Smyl 8? What a joke.

Part of this is age (many are too young to even know much about Steamer) but, also, Trevor was very "accessible" and people got to know him off the ice as well as on. He became one of our own - like family. He was always interacting in public and made himself available for appearances.

Personally, I took my young son to a card signing where there were so many in line that an announcement was made for everyone to keep their "visit" to 10-30 seconds - a quick autograph/picture, then move on. My son could barely see over the table and I was videotaping the event. Trev pushed back in his chair, came around from behind the table, plunked my son on his knee and chatted for a minute or so with him (without being asked to). Had a HUGE impact on my son.

So he really reached the public in that way. Steamer was incredible in his own right, but Trevor will always be "it" for me. There are other examples of him going above/beyond with my family as well, so I just appreciate how he represented the team away from the rink.

I also will always refer to the picture of Kirk & Trev post game in remembering how Trevor left it all on the ice. That picture speaks a thousand words.


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Posted 08 June 2012 - 08:05 AM

I can only speak regarding the captains from the early 90s and onwards. I'd give it to Naslund. He brought this organization out of the doldrums, was an amazing player, was a great person off the ice and in the community, but perhaps most importantly I think had a really positive impact on the younger players who drive the Canucks today. Linden would be a close second.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 08:12 AM

If Henrik can bring the Cup home to Vancouver this poll will be flipped upside down.
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Posted 08 June 2012 - 09:25 AM

Mark Messier, the best Captain of all time.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 10:12 AM

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Greatest Canuck ever!(and captain)
It's to bad Booth doesn't hunt "moose"

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 12:47 PM

Markus Naslund! He was a great snipper and a great team player.
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Posted 08 June 2012 - 05:44 PM

Smyl had a great work ethic. He hit hard every shift.Linden ,although abit more gentlemanly a player also had that workmanlike career.I voted for Smyl because while both found the scoresheet,Stan really took it to the other team.Barking,scrums,scraps,#%^ disturbing,borderline hits.I think he even fought Semenko one night.Just a pit bull.

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 07:03 PM

Linden is the best captain this organization has ever had. That said it is rediculous that Sedin and Naslund have more votes that Smyl. You would never see Smyl get dummied the way Henrik did last year against Boston or to say his team "choked" Naslund to the entire fan base. Scoring ability does not equate leadership.

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