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Old 12-14-2005, 10:45 AM   #10 (permalink)
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sakic is the obvious choice and i have no problem with him as captain. he's a proven winner and he has everyone's respect. but, from my point of view, no one in hockey has won more than scott niedermayer. sakic, iginla, forsberg, and hasek come close, but niedermayer is a proven big game player and is my choice. sakic and either blake or iginla as alternates.

look at niedermayer's accomplishments. there isn't a league or tournament he's played in that he hasn't won. and, while giguere did have an amazing spring in 2003, niedermayer should have won the conn smythe. he led the league in playoff scoring as a defenceman and his skating was the only thing worth watching in perhaps the most boring stanley cup finals ever. he also should have been named MVP in the last world cup. with blake, pronger, redden, and jovo all out, niedermayer carried that team.

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