Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 09/18/13 at 10:53 AM ET
from Sarah Baicker of CSNPhilly,
If inexperience was a problem for last year’s Flyers, it shouldn’t be this time around.
Never mind the understanding Claude Giroux now has of what it takes to be the Flyers’ captain -- though that will certainly help. Thanks to GM Paul Holmgren’s offseason moves, Giroux has two new teammates who also wore the "C" last year, as well as a new goaltender who already knows what it takes to play in Philadelphia.
Those new additions will more than make up for the supposed excess of youth (and lack of veteran leadership) on last season’s team.
“Having guys like Vinny Lecavalier and Mark Streit come in, they've been captains in the league and they are good leaders,” Giroux said. “A guy like Ray Emery has been around the league for a while. To have guys like that come in and help the young guys -- and help me -- it's obviously a real good thing for us.”
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