Next year, if Chris Pronger doesn't return, the Flyers should hand over the captain's C to G.

Thursday night, Claude Giroux was handed the team's Most Valuable Player award before the last regular season home game at the Wells Fargo Center, a 2-1 comeback win over the Sabres. The fans responded with a chorus of "Rouuuuuu" for Giroux when general manager Paul Holmgren presented the man also known as G with the Bob Clarke MVP trophy before the game.

"Obviously, we have a pretty good team, so to be able to get that award is pretty cool," said Giroux after assisting on Marc-Andre Bourdon's third period goal, which pulled the Flyers into a 1-1 tie. "A lot of guys could've had that award, so it is pretty cool."

The Flyers played most of the season without Pronger, their captain, who is suffering from post-concussion syndrome. Pronger's career is in jeopardy. The 37-year-old played in just 13 games this season. Perhaps, sadly, his last one.

Unfortunately, if Pronger can't play anymore, the Flyers must move on without the towering defenseman, who is as big in the locker room as he is on the ice. They should give the C to G.

Like Clarke, who was captain in Philly for nine seasons, this young Canadian should be captain for the next decade here.