Since being traded to Philadelphia from Anaheim in 2009, Pronger has been a predominant voice in the Flyers locker room. Unafraid of controversy, Pronger has not been one to shy away from calling out teammates whom he feels are not giving their all to the team. Many reports talked of a clash between former captain Richards and Pronger. Pronger reportedly called out All-Star center Claude Giroux last March after a game vs. the Nashville Predators.
Briere was also reportedly to be in consideration for the Flyers captaincy. In a recent interview Briere stated that he would embraced the captaincy but also felt that Pronger would make a great captain.
I am looking forward to how this team responds to a healthy Pronger as the captain. The Flyers return to action Tuesday night in Toronto against the Maple Leafs. Brothers Brayden and Luke Schenn face off against each other and, if Flyers defenseman Blake Kessel is in the lineup, another set of brothers, Blake and Phil Kessel will face off as well. Puck drops at 7:00 pm.