Now we can finally stop talking about what was inevitable and play some hockey. From the Flyers' website:
The Philadelphia Flyers today named Claude Giroux the 19th captain in the franchise’s history, according to general manager Paul Holmgren. In addition, Holmgren announced that Kimmo Timonen will serve as associate captain, while Scott Hartnell and Danny Briere will serve as alternate captains.
We’re not sure what an associate captain is, but OK.