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12-12-2013, 06:09 AM
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[QUOTE=Garbage Goal;76006337]I hate when people comment on leadership. Like any of us know who the **** is a good leader and who isn't. Leadership refers to a player's ability to motivate a team and lead the charge. Thing is though this is a team game with 20 or so man rosters so no one player is going to change how a team performs regardless of a stitched on letter on their jersey.

None of us are in the lockerroom or know Giroux personally. None of us have the right to comment on his leadership even though some feel like they do. All I know is that he's our best natural scorer and still manages to put up respectable offensive numbers over the course of any given season as well as the fact that I've never heard one player or staff member or even vague source claim that Giroux is a cancer or a bad leader. Saying otherwise is pure speculation and just bias plain and simple.

I'm tired of the ****ing leadership criticism. It's the same crap that Richards and Carter got and they seem to do perfectly damn well elsewhere. They've both even won a Cup on the same team since leaving. Giroux giving motivational speeches or defying the crap play of the likes of Hartnell to put up even a PPG isn't going to change how weak our top six is, the baffling lineup decisions by the coach, or the mistakes the GM has made.

**** annoys me.

Very well put, none of us as fans have any idea of Giroux's leadership skills, I'm sure from an outside looking in perspective all of us would make the best decisions, that would save tons of money, sign the right guys, and make the Flyers a cup finalist every year, I'm sure we all would, but I have this weird feeling the guys calling the shots, coaches and staff have a better idea of who Claude Giroux is and his leadership skill set looks like waaaaayyy more than myself or anyone else on these boards, I am of the brand that never wants to trade Giroux, he is a beast, he is talented and a wizard with the puck, there has been way too much instability on this team in the last 4 years, and his wingers couldn't finish wood if they had to, either Chief's system will take hold with more time, or a smarter more handsome GM will actually get the players needed to play said system(looking at you Mr. Hextall) and not waste money on glorified 3rd line wingers, playing on the top line

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