The Next Leader of the Philadelphia Flyers

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The Next Leader of the Philadelphia Flyers

The power struggle in the Flyers locker room last year blew up and saw former captain Mike Richards and his buddy as well as team alternate captain Jeff Carter shipped to the Western Conference.

The power struggle changed into a power vacuum in the offseason as a new captain still has not been named. With no clear successor, Philly's management must decide if it wants to go the Richards route once more and hand the captaincy to a young player who exemplifies and embodies what it means to be a Flyer.

The flip side would be management deciding that the Richards experiment was a failure and that the team must be guided by an older veteran who has already earned the respect of the locker room—a player who none will question, and all will follow.

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