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05-14-2012, 05:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Go For It View Post
It doesn't hurt to wait a few years. As unpopular as this may be, Giroux is a complainer/whiner. He isn't anywhere near the level Crosby was when he first came into the league, but when things don't go his way, he plays frustrated. Although this can result in a positive, it can also end up like the Zubrus situation.

We made the mistake last time of giving the captaincy to Richards too early. There's no rush to give it to Giroux. Give it to Kimmo, let him keep it for a year or two, and then hand it over to Giroux.
With all do respect, Richards is not Giroux. Richards NEVER liked to be in the spotlight, not even before we gave him the C. I am positive if they gave Richards the C in LA in a couple years (it won't happen, but hypothetical here), he would be the same Captain he was in Philly, regardless of age. They both have heart and skill, but everything I see in Giroux outside of that, is quite the opposite of Richards.

Just because we had a bad try with giving the C to a young player recently, doesn't mean there aren't a WHOLE lot of young, successful, able Captains throughout the league, and throughout history. We shouldn't shy away from a good opportunity because Richie couldn't handle it.

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