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"Briere: Pronger was Flyers de facto captain last year"
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08-31-2011, 01:17 PM
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Hack job as usual. Misleading, sensationalistic headline that makes you think Briere is going to throw Richards under the bus when in fact, Briere re-iterated what Richards has said all along, there are many leaders in the room and anyone can stand up and talk. Briere also proved himself to be correct when he said the media in Philly makes a bigger deal out of the captaincy than in any other city he's played in. Keep it up Timmeh, you don't want to ruin your rep by putting out a non-TMZ kind of article.
What's funny is he insulted the Philly Media and Timmy seemed to breeze by it like nothing was said about him.
And Briere's right, I'd expect that all the players help out and lead the ways they need to. Really the only importance that I see in the NHL of the C and A's is that they're allowed to speak to the officials. That's it.
Briere says that the captaincy always seems to be “a big issue” among the media with the Flyers.
“It’s funny, that is the one thing since I have been in Philly, it always seems like it’s a big issue,” Briere said. “Like it’s an important thing for the outside world -- those outside our dressing room.
“But with the players we have here, I don’t see it as a big issue. Richie was the captain, yeah, but he wasn’t the only leader. He wasn’t by himself in the dressing room. There were four or five guys who could have been captain. I never had a letter but I always felt I had a role to play as a leader.”
The big question is whether Pronger’s health factors into the captaincy. Or should it? Peter Forsberg never got to wear the “C” as much on the ice as he should have under coach Ken Hitchcock because of his issues with his feet
It's funny how in the top 2 paragraphs Briere says the captaincy isn't a big deal, and 2 paragraphs later Timmy P is making a big deal about the captaincy.
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