I'd rather trade Voracek than make him captain. I think he's as big of an overpaid problem as Giroux.
I don't think Voracek could lead girl scouts. I just don't see anything in him that says "captain."
But I think @intheslot may have a valid point about not saddling Simmonds or any of the D. So, he's trying to find a viable alternative. And then you realize the problem of "If not Giroux, and you're afraid of hampering Simmonds' game, then who?"
Either G is playing w/ a bad injury or he is completely fell off the cliff and has deteriorated fast than Richards. I am not sure what it is but there is obviously something wrong. Not sure stripping the C is going to do anything at this point so I would finish out the year and reassess.
I think that some guys would be relieved to have the captaincy stripped. It's a big responsibility. Like you said, he might even be better without it because he can focus on doing what he used to do best.
So what has happened to the Attitude of Captain Giroux? What we saw back 4 years ago doesn't exist this season.
Is there an issue with Hackstol and Giroux? Should the Flyers strip Giroux of the C? Should this be Simmonds team?
I think simmonds would make a really good captain. He has a leadership personality to him unlike giroux or Richards. The rest of the team, with the exception of a few, is just a bunch of untalented sissies though...that's the real problem.
These players are bad but I can't believe they are this bad. I definitely think the coach has to take a lot of the blame here.
I agree...sell whatever you can. This team just needs an overhaul, and you can't be afraid to lose someth