St. Louis Blues: David Backes and the 10 Best Captains in Blues History

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St. Louis Blues: David Backes and the 10 Best Captains in Blues History
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Hockey is the ultimate team sport. The most successful teams, as per Herb Brooks, uses a system that take the individuals talents and uses it for the betterment of the team. Every team also needs a leader to head that system.

That leader is the captain of the team. The captain should be one of, if not the, best players on the team. He will be able to contribute in high pressure situations, while also being willing to sacrifice his body for the team.

David Backes, the current captain for the Blues, does all of these things, but he is not the first. The Blues have had 19 captains in their 45 year history. Some have been captain for a single year, while others have been captain for nine. Some have been instrumental to the success of the Blues' team, while others have just been there.

These are the 10 best captains in Blues history. 

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