i was just wondering what you guys thought the effect on the dynamic of your team would be if Pronger did return (wearing the "C") and all. it seems to me (as an outsider) that you guys had a year where a bunch of young players came in, you had a decent playoff run, and Giroux kind of emerged as the heart of team in many ways. given that pronger has the personality that he does (and certainly a temperament much different than that of Giroux), in the unlikely event that he could return would his "re-entry" as captain be seamless or would it just mess with the current dynamic of your team?
i don't mean to engage in some dumb "would giroux be mad that pronger was captain" debate...i just mean that given the way the players have all gelled over the year (particularly considering the influx of younger players), would Pronger coming back interfere with that?
The Flyers have so many leaders in the locker room that it doesn't matter who is wearing the 'C'
I really hope that he doesn't leave. He won't be the same guy he was when he came in, but him just being in the lineup still brings depth to the team, and bodies in front of the net. With the Philly media, I take almost any rumor with a grain of salt anyway.
Why do you strive to make Pronger look like a locker room cancer? I just find it funny after you defend certain players to death. Do you really think Claude is going to feel pressured by a guy that may never play for the team again?
I'm more concerned that they make G captain and then Pronger comes back and wants the C.