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Wearing the “C” and its fabricated importance

With Claude Giroux mired in his 21 game goalless drought prior to snapping it against Edmonton on Saturday, and the Flyers in the cellar of the Metropolitan division, many people began to question Claude Giroux as captain. I’m here to tell you…just stop. Please. Fans and media alike have glamorized the Captain in hockey. As if wearing a “C” on the jersey grants its wearer the supernatural ability to drag his team forward, or if he’s not worthy, send them plummeting far from contention. A locker room is comprised (or should be) of many leaders; not just a single person. …

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Hockey Hilarity: Congratulations from the Chief

Friday funnies brought to you straight from hockey’s own players and media personnel. We’ll be mucking it up every week right here, examining puck ups, puns, tweets, and more! Well if you hadn’t read it everywhere, or hadn’t seen it on television, or heard about it on the radio, or random people on the street didn’t inform you, or your entire social media stream somehow missed it, Claude Giroux was named the captain of your Philadelphia Flyers earlier this week. There were about a million different tweets about it, most were positive, some were negative, a few were funny and this is …

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On Mike Richards, captaincy, and booing

With Claude Giroux being named the 19th Captain in Philadelphia Flyers history, it will naturally bring up some talk of Mike Richards. Some people fear naming Giroux Captain at age 25, after his fourth NHL season, after having named Mike Richards to the same post at age 23, after his fourth season. I’m not here to debate the merits of those concerns, but rather, the discussions brought to memory something I wrote at another time and place. I wanted to bring it here to Flyers Faithful. So, please forgive me for bringing up Mike Richards…again. We may never get away from …

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Hockey Hilarity: The Life and Times of Young Gabriel Landeskog

Friday funnies brought to you straight from hockey’s own players and media personnel. We’ll be mucking it up every week right here, examining puck ups, puns, tweets, and more! As all of you know, Colorado Avalanche forward Gabriel Landeskog had a real big year. After being taken second overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by the Avs, he would go on to post 22 goals and 30 assists for 52 points in 82 games, and would go on to win the Calder Trophy as the NHL’s rookie of the year for the 2011-2012 season. On top of that, he was …