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05-26-2011, 11:57 PM
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Originally Posted by fauxflex View Post
So this Richards captain debate typically starts with someone raising concerns about Richards in the C role, followed by a bunch of fans coming out to strongly defend him and berate and insult the person (or persons) who bring it up. I've had extensive discussions on this topic here and elsewhere. In all those discussions, I've found that no one has really been able to adequately answer a few key questions.

1 - What would be the downside risks of moving the C to another player, such as Briere or Pronger?

2- What has Richards done as captain of this Flyer team that shows that he, above all other possible candidates, is the best one for that role?

3- Is Richards just entitled to keep the C forever? Even if more dynamic leaders emerge in the future (perhaps Giroux someday)?

Can anyone chime in on these with objective and thoughtful answers?

Thanks in advance.

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