Although Chris Pronger was officially the Flyers' captain for the entire 2011-12 season, his eye injury and season ending/career threatening concussion issues meant that he only spent about six weeks with the team. Whenever Flyers players were asked if they thought the team needed to appoint a new captain before the end of the season, the answer was always no.

Danny Briere's view was typical.

Asked in March about whether he thought the team should have a new captain appointed for the playoffs, he said, "To be honest, I've always thought that people overrate the importance of who is wearing the C. I think we've got good leadership here, and putting a letter on someone's uniform isn't going to change it one way or the other."

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