The recent talk about David Backes’ current position as captain of the St. Louis Blues and whether or not it might be in jeopardy asks a lot of questions. What does it mean to be an effective captain? What are his responsibilities? How is he supposed to inspire a team after a heart-breaking loss? How does he keep them from getting over confident after a string of wins? What is the best way to lead?
These questions got me thinking about the past captains of the Blues– about who was the most effective in captaining their respective rosters.
After much deliberation, here are the five best captains in the history of the St. Louis Blues.