Mike Richards’ Leadership No Longer in Question

August 5th, 2010 by Chris DiFrancesco Leave a reply »
When Team Canada took home the gold medal at February's Olympic Games in Vancouver, many fans around Philadelphia witnessed how that win benefited them and the captain of their hockey team.

Flyers captain Mike Richards took home the gold, along with fellow Canadian and teammate Chris Pronger, and after that achievement, the two came back home and had a new-found outlook on the season.

Richards, 25, was going through a media battle at that point in the season that trickled down into the city. It wasn't a secret that their captain was in constant battle with the team's media, so a trip to Vancouver might have been a saving grace.

CSNPhilly's and 610WIP's hockey legend Al Morganti spoke with me in length about Richards and his leadership for this respected Flyers organization. An organization he's been around for over 25 years.

"I'm not sure if the Olympics played a major role in the leadership, I just think it's because he's such a great and gritty player," said Morganti.

"I almost think he's underappreciated by the city and fans, that they don't realize how good this guy is. He proved how valuable he was t ...

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