While reading Dave Molinari's article about the Brothers Staal we got a little curious. Given how Eric and Jordan have had fairly productive NHL careers so far, what is the highest scoring combination of three or more brothers in NHL history.
That also gave us a pretty good excuse to come up with a list which is something we have a sick fetish for.
The results show that the Staals some distance to make up before they can claim to be one of the most productive sets of brothers in NHL history.
Bachelor party hijinks are another matter however.FamilyPlayerPointsSutterBrent829Brian636Ron533Duane342Rich315Darryl279Total2,934StastnyPeter1,239Anton636Marian294Total2,169HunterDale1,020Mark384Dave323Total1,727BrotenNeal923Aaron515Paul101Total1,539PronovostJean774Marcel345Claude0Total1,119BentleyMax544Doug543Reg3Total1,091MillerKelly463Kevin335Kip239Total1,037ConacherRoy426Charlie398Lionel185Total1,009DineenKevin760Gord106Peter2Total868BoucherFrank423George184Bill128Bobby0Total740RousseauBobby703Guy1Roland0Total704CookBill366Bun302Bud9Total677StanfieldFred616Jim1Jack0Total617CullenBrian156Ray215Barry84Total455BennettCurt334Harvey, Jr.90Bill11Total435KilreaHec296Wally93Ken39Total428BordeleauJ.P.223Chris103Paulin89Total415PlagerBarclay231Bob146Bill38Total415HillmanLarry323Wayne104Floyd0Total336LeswickTony324Jack8Peter1Total333StaalEric210Jordan44Marc0Total254CrawfordBob142Marc50Lou5Total195CarsonFrank90Bill78Gerry23Total191HanniganPat69Gordie60Ray0Total129
CROSBY'S NO "SUPERSTAR"
-Is Sidney Crosby really the youngest captain in NHL history? Jaspers' Rink says no.
And Jaspers' is right.
Sidney Crosby took over the captaincy of the Penguins formally on May 31, 2007. He was 19 years, 9 months and 24 days old at that time.
Brian Bellows was named interim captain of the Minnesota North Stars for the 1983-84 season when regular captain Craig Hartsburg missed most of the season due to an injury. Nothing seems to indicate Bellows being officially named captain on any specific date, but his first game wearing the "C" was a 3-3 tie with the Kings on Oct. 5. 1983. Bellows, who was born Sept. 1, 1964, was 19 years, 1 month and 4 days old on that day.
What does this all mean? Nothing really. But a fact is a fact. Crosby may be the youngest permanent captain in NHL history, but Bellows was the youngest, period.
(Yes we know this would be a prime opportunity to post the infamous Bellows/Bryan Trottier/Kevin Stevens YouTube video where the two Penguins refer to Bellows as a "superstar" as well as other vulgar things. Trust us, we love that video. But there's this whole getting unemployment thing that would happen to us if we did. We don't want to be getting checks at the first of the month. You're all bright. Search YouTube for it yourselves if you want to watch it.)
CROSBY ON VERSUS
Versus will air "Sidney Crosby Revealed" Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Here's a preview:
EMPTY NETTER ASSISTS
-We found YouTube versions of the Staal brothers videos from the Nike Bauer Web site we linked to the other day:
-Kris Letang was a healthy scratch for Wilkes-Barre Scranton Saturday.
-The Islanders don't like the way the schedule is set up.
-Panthers forward David Booth should be fine after being injured in a 4-1 loss in Ottawa Saturday.
-Wild forward Pavol Demitra was injured in a 3-2 defeat of the Avalanche Sunday. The Wild is off to its best start in franchise history at 7-0-1.
-Avalanche forward Ryan Smythe returns to Edmonton as a visiting player for the first time Tuesday.
-Flames forward Owen Nolan will play in his 1,000th career game tonight.
-No Pun Intended broke down the mug shots of the Edmonton Oilers. This had us laughing quite a bit last night.
-Damian Cristodero of the St. Petersburg Times examines the visor issue.
-This list at Behind The Net gives us a headache, but it makes sense.