Greatest Bruins Captains of Time

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    Greatest Bruins Captains of Time

    1.Milt Schmidt
    2. John "Chief" Bucyk
    3. Terry O'Reilly / Ray Bourque Co Captain's for a couple of years until O'reilly retired. Bourque took over as Captain.
    4. Zdeno Chara (Currant Bruins Captain..

    Jason Allison was a ok captain, Joe Thornton was a hollow Shell of a captain, he doesn't have the qualities of a good leader. he is a amazing hockey player but hot a good leader
     
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    How about Wayne Cashman?

    He was a better captain than Chara.

    Just because Chara is tall , it doesn't mean he is good at everything. If he was 6'2", he might have trouble staying in the NHL at all.
     
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    I always thought Sweeny would have made a good captin if he wasnt in Ray's shadow.
     
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    Actually due to the times...I think O'Reilly/Bourque are 1/2 or 2/1
     
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    I thoug Sweeney would have been a lock for Captain after Ray left. Gotta go with O'Reilly.
     
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    what about Eddie Shore - has to be right up there after Oreilly.

    I can remember one game where he had 3 fights and scored the winning goal against the black hawks
     
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    The Chief
     
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    The Tasmanian Devil for sure... Heart and Soul of what a Bruin stands for ..
     
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    [Quote]The Tasmanian Devil for sure... Heart and Soul of what a Bruin stands for ..[/Quote]

    Amen.
     
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    I'll go with Kenny Linseman. ((Joking)) It has to be either Bourque or O'Reilly
     
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    [Quote]I'll go with Kenny Linseman. ((Joking)) It has to be either Bourque or O'Reilly[/Quote]

    I hated Ken Linseman until he played for the Bruins, then I loved him. He was truly the type of guy you loved having on your team.

    He never was a captain , so I really don't get the joke. If there was a Ken Linseman type player in the game right now, I would love to have him playing for the B's.
     
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    Hey Bruin-Fan-4-life,
    I agree with everything you've written except:

    - "Jason Allison was a ok captain,..." Jason Allison? Mr. Intensity himself? I assume you're kidding.

    If we think about it for a minute, Milton Konrad Schmidt (or "The Old Kraut", as he refers to himself) is THE ultimate B's Captain, and not just because of his greatness as a player. During World War II, Schmidt and his two "Kraut Line" teammates, Bauer and Dumart, enlisted in the Royal Canadien Air Force, departing their B's teammates in mid-season. After beating the Canadiens at Boston Garden in their final game before going off to war, Schmidt, Bauer and Dumart were escorted off the ice on the shoulders of their Bruins and Canadiens countrymen before a roaring crowd. (This goose bump moment in B's history is written about in Clark Booth's great book, 75th Anniversary of Boston Bruins). Milt is the only Bruin in team history to be a Hall of Famer as a player, and then go on to coach and GM the Bruins. In fact, you kind of have to wonder why the B's haven't named an annual award for Schmidt??

    Let's do it the next time the hated Habs are in town, so we can invite a couple of their old timers (and former players from each of the other Original 6 clubs) to participate in the ceremony. Schmidt was greatly admired by B's opponents, both as a player and a person.

    Chief, Ray were two of the longest running B's captains, but let's not overlook the two old-timer B's captains represented by retired #'s 3 and 5 up in the Garden rafters, Lionel Hitchman and Dit Clapper respectively. Without those guys and their gutsy teammates, we wouldn't have the Bruins of today. And though they were captains for shorter periods of time, O'Reilly, Cashman and Ed Westfall embodied what being a Bruin is all about.

     
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    [Quote]

    I hated Ken Linseman until he played for the Bruins, then I loved him. He was truly the type of guy you loved having on your team.

    He never was a captain , so I really don't get the joke. If there was a Ken Linseman type player in the game right now, I would love to have him playing for the B's.
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    Did you like Claude Lemieux also??
     

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