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As we all know, yesterday the Philadelphia Flyers have named Claude Giroux the organization's 19th Captain. The team's previous Captain, Chris Pronger is still suffering from severe post concussion syndrome. Unfortunately it looks like Pronger's NHL career may be coming to an end. Wishing Chris the best of luck with his health, where there is an end, there is a beginning.
Chris Pronger released these statements, courtesy of Anthony SanFilippo from the Flyers website:
“It’s well deserved.”
“He’s obviously a very important part of the team and a guy that all the guys in that locker room are looking toward.
“As I’ve said in the past, and numerous other players have said in the past, he’s not the only guy in that room that’s a leader. He’s got a lot of help from Kimmo [Timonen] and Danny [Briere] and [Scott Hartnell] and it goes up and down the lineup.
“[Giroux’s] obviously a guy that has to grow into it. The biggest thing he can do is lead by example – come and practice hard and play the game hard – That sets the example for everyone else and they all fall in line behind him.”
The Flyers have also announced today that they have placed newly acquired goaltender Brian Boucher and Andreas Lilja on waivers.Under the new CBA there are no re-entry waivers so the Flyers could call these veterans back up without risk. Lilja is the eight defenseman, and with the signing of Kurtis Foster, it looks like he will be heading to Adirondack once the season begins.
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Former Flyers captain Chris Pronger, who is dealing with post concussion syndrome, spoke today on the team naming Claude Giroux as the new captain. All quotes via Anthony SanFilippo of PhiladelphiaFlyers.com “It’s well deserved.” “He’s obviously a very important part […]
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The Philadelphia Flyers have named Claude Giroux the 19th captain in team history.
General manager Paul Holmgren made the announcement Tuesday night. The Flyers say Kimmo Timonen will serve as associate captain, and Scott Hartnell and Danny Briere will serve as alternate captains.
Giroux takes over for defenseman Chris Pronger. Pronger has not played for the Flyers since Nov. 19...
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Contrary to numerous reports, the Philadelphia Flyers will not name their captain today. Anthony SanFilippo, inside reporter for the Flyers, reported early this morning that the team will not make the announcement today.
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