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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Top Ten Captains, 72 Series Anniversary, Phil Esposito Interview And More...

Good Morning Addicts!

With the CBA talks on hold and another two weeks before we reach Shane Doan's self imposed signing deadline, there is not so much happening in the NHL world.

Speaking of Doan, NHL.com composed a list of the league's top ten Captains with Doan starting things off at number ten.

The list also includes the likes of Steve Yzerman, Ray Bourque, Sidney Crosby, Joe Sakic and more. It's hard to argue with some of the names on the list, however the order is sure to cause a debate.

What order would you put these captains? Are there any on the list you would replace?

Habs and Hockey News

- Today marks the 40th anniversary of game one of the epic 1972 summit series between Canada and the U.S.S.R. Canada went into the series expecting to walk all over the Soviets only to get trounced 7-3 in the opening game.

- While on the subject, here's an interview Phil Esposito did with Russian international news agency RIA Novosti.

- Over at The Hockey Writers, Justin Johnson does a piece on why it's so important that the player's refrain from caving to the owners this time around.

- And finally, just over a year after riots broke out in Vancouver following the team's game 7 loss to the Boston Bruins in the 2011 Stanley Cup Final, three riot suspects have been tracked in the U.S.

(Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images North America)

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