I’m swamped today, but there’s always time for this!
Claude Giroux named Captain of the Flyers
Of course, you know that already [Press Release]. Personally I would have gone with Briere (shocking). Can our Flyer fan friends weigh on Claude’s locker room leadership type? It’s certainly good marketing sense to make your highest profile player captain – see Crosby, Toews, Landeskog.
I hope someone pranks him by putting a G on his jersey Saturday. G for Giroux and C for Crosby… this is going to be The Perfect Game.
Here’s The Ginge with his short hair covered by a hat. What do we think?
More importantly, what is this girl thinking?
Yup, same thing we are. She even gets a question in… complete with the half blush/smile that G would earn from anyone with two X chromosomes. [video]
This girl rules. Smart, hockey oriented, not impervious to masculinity. We want to be friends with her. She can keep us informed on Claude and the Flyers while we spend the whole time mumbling curses and boiling bats wings in the office basement.
Update: You guys are quick. That is Sarah Baicker, who covers the Flyers for Comcast Sportsnet. You can follow her at @sbaickerCSN. We suggest you do.
Until Saturday, capitaine…
Oh, you read all the way to the bottom and thought I might not mention Jordan Eberle! Mwahahaha. I got my Ebs shirt in the mail yesterday… and Ebs got the A in Edmonton. He’ll be the Oilers full-time alternate captain, while Taylor Hall and Nick Schultz share the other one. [Interview Video]
That’s my boy! #TeamEbs
You #TeamHall folks can submit a question here, for Taylor’s “Ask an Oiler” feature tomorrow. Someone ask for his all-time clumsiest moment, it must be a whopper.