A captain of the Montreal Canadiens has been voted out on the third day of this exercise. Emile “Butch” Bouchard has been overwhelmingly selected by a majority of over 700 voters to be the next to exit the game. He is the first captain of the Canadiens in this eliminator poll to suffer this fate, but certainly won’t be the last as seven other captains remain.
Some comments regarding Bouchard’s elimination:
- Good player. Important piece of the team. But not even in top 10 all-time Habs greats.
- MVP in his time..NOT MVP of all-time... sorry Butch
- C’mon look at who’s left... Easy choice
So even though the Canadiens won their first Stanley Cup in a long time under his captaincy, and he helped turn around the franchise with his hard-nosed defensive play, it wasn’t enough to help keep his place.
So that is three players eliminated thus far:
- Day 1: Guy Lapointe (18.7% of the daily vote)
- Day 2: Patrick Roy (31%)
- Day 3: Emile Bouchard (54.5%)
We move ahead to Day 4. Time to cast your vote. If you are uncertain who is left in the field, refer to the primer in the first article of this series. Voting cutoff is 11:00 PM EST on Sunday.