"When Sid went down, our younger guys were coming from the [American Hockey League] and playing a big role for us. It's tough because you lose your captain … you're missing leadership. But at the same time, everyone needs to give a little bit more. You can't just stop playing. It's unfortunate and you can't say it enough because he's a huge part of the team, but we need to keep on playing." -- Max Talbot
has once before experienced the trials and tribulations of losing his captain for a large portion of the season.
missed the final 41 regular-season games and the playoffs because of symptoms stemming from a concussion.
The 27-year-old Talbot must feel a bit snake-bitten these days. On Thursday, one of the newest members of the Flyers learned defenseman
would be sidelined the remainder of the regular season and playoffs with a similar diagnosis.
met with the media Friday at The Virtua Center Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees, N.J., to discuss Pronger's condition and his team's future. He admitted Pronger was devastated when told he would not play again this season.