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August 11, 2010
Like Domonic Brown, Claude Giroux will benefit from being on a team with a lot of established players who know the ropes. The Flyers have a 25-year-old captain in Mike Richards who will be expected to shoulder the heavy lifting. Giroux has been a big-time point generator at every level. During his rookie season with the Gatineau Olympiques in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, he had 39 goals and 103 points in just 69 games. The Flyers drafted him 22nd overall in 2006, and he proceeded to post two more hundred-point seasons in juniors, including 112 points in 63 games in his second season for Gatineau.
SPORTS
December 23, 2012 | By Frank Seravalli, Daily News Staff Writer
Claude Giroux was snubbed. Again. With hockey in a deep freeze, thanks to the NHL's second labor stoppage in 8 years, the Flyers' star - whom many consider to be Philadelphia's most electrifying athlete - dropped to fifth place in the Daily News' annual Sportsperson of the Year balloting. In other words, Giroux finished further back in his own city among sports writers than he did (fourth) in Hart Trophy voting last season for hockey's Most Valuable Player award. Full disclosure: This Flyers beat writer voted for Giroux as No. 1 on his ballot, ahead of Mike Trout, Doug Collins, Carlos Ruiz and Bill O'Brien.
SPORTS
June 4, 2010
Position: Right wing Height, weight: 5-11, 180 Age: 22 Birthdate: Jan. 12, 1988 Hometown: Born and raised in Hearst, Ontario Years pro: 2 How acquired: Selected by Flyers in the first round (No. 22 overall) of the 2006 draft This year: Giroux didn't have the breakout sophomore regular-season campaign many hoped he would, notching 16 goals and 31 assists; he had a minus-9 rating in 82 games. But like many of his teammates, the playmaking puck wizard has far exceeded expectations in the playoffs, collecting nine goals and 11 assists in 20 games.
SPORTS
December 6, 2012
AFTER SUSTAINING a neck injury while playing in Germany on Nov. 17, Flyers star Claude Giroux was back on the ice in Ottawa on Wednesday. Giroux, 24, participated in a 90-minute skate at the Carleton Ice House in Ottawa, where he makes his summer home. "I skated for the first time today," Giroux said in a message to the Daily News. "It was a slow skate. Just trying to get the legs going again. " Giroux is not fully recovered and said he had "no idea" when he would be back at 100 percent.
NEWS
December 25, 2011 | By Rich Hofmann, hofmanr@phillynews.com
The concussion changes the perception, just a little. Even if his recovery is complete, it is hard to forget a period of December days when just a slow turn on the ice left him feeling sick. That was Claude Giroux's existence as the year neared its end. That the feeling passed is to be celebrated. He can only hope that that the healing is complete, and that 2011 will be remembered for what it was. That is, the year he became a star. That is the word: star. As he sat down with his concussion, Giroux led the National Hockey League in points.
SPORTS
January 16, 2013 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
The player known to his teammates as "G" will wear the "C. " Star center Claude Giroux was named the 19th captain in Flyers history, the club announced Tuesday night. Giroux, 25, replaces the injured Chris Pronger, whose career is likely over because of post-concussion syndrome. All week, players, coaches, and management types took turns praising Giroux's leadership and saying he was ready to assume the captain's role, so it became a foregone conclusion before the team made the announcement.
SPORTS
February 4, 2013 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
After starting the season with goals in each of his first two games, Flyers center Claude Giroux entered Saturday in one of the worst slumps of his young career. Six games. No goals. And whispers that the new captaincy role was weighing on him. The 25-year-old superstar appeared to be pressing. "I've talked to Claude. I think he cares a lot. I think he wants to be successful and he wants his team to be successful," coach Peter Laviolette said before Giroux broke out of his funk in Saturday's much-needed 5-3 win over Carolina.
SPORTS
July 5, 2013 | By FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
UPDATE: The Flyers confirmed Friday morning that they've sealed an eight-year contract extension with Claude Giroux. ONE YEAR ago, Peter Laviolette called him the best player in the world. Starting next season, Claude Giroux will be paid like one of the best players in the world. The Flyers confirmed Friday morning that they've sealed an 8-year contract extension with Giroux that will pay him in the neighborhood of $66 million. The extension will kick in for the 2014-15 season and run through 2022.
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April 22, 2014 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
NEW YORK - Trailing by two goals barely 8 minutes into Game 2, the drama on Broadway was playing like something out of "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. " Like Kevin McAllister, the Flyers were begging to go home - if not begging to be swept in their first-round series against the Rangers. Having come back from a 2-0 series deficit only three times in franchise history, the Flyers' season seemed to be slowly slipping away. But Craig Berube did not call a timeout. Looking up and down the Flyers' quiet bench, it was Jake Voracek who piped up to tell his teammates to calm down.
SPORTS
April 22, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Because the Flyers will get the last line change at home, the top unit of Claude Giroux, Jake Voracek, and Scott Hartnell won't face the New York Rangers' standout defensive pairing - Ryan McDonagh and Dan Girardi - as often when the series switches to the Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday night. "They'll get those guys out there enough," Flyers coach Craig Berube said of the Rangers duo. Berube said the Flyers' No. 1 line "just has to keep competing the way they are. I thought they did a better job last game being competitive, supporting each other better, using their speed.
SPORTS
April 22, 2014 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Staff Writer
ONLY FOUR Flyers remain from the group that endured a 7-0 humiliation in Madison Square Garden more than 3 years ago. It was a Sunday matinee, which Jeff Carter missed with the flu. Future Rangers captain Ryan Callahan netted four goals. Acting Flyers captain Mike Richards lost a fight, then lost his cool with reporters in the dressing room. Henrik Lundqvist got the shutout. The Flyers lost eight more in a row in MSG, including this season's playoff opener Thursday. That's like the Eagles losing in Dallas for 8 straight years , plus one playoff game.
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April 22, 2014 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
Mark Streit, the Flyers' best offensive defenseman, had no points and just one shot on goal through his first two games against the Rangers. No one talks about this. No one really should talk about this, at least not to suggest Streit has been doing something wrong. He hasn't, really. He shoots the puck harder and more accurately than any of the Flyers' other defensemen, skates as well as any of them, can move the puck with as much deftness as any of them. Still, he is a defenseman.
SPORTS
April 21, 2014 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
NEW YORK - All you need to know about the kind of night Claude Giroux had in Game 1 against the Rangers is this: He had one good, clean look at a shot on goal all night, and he lifted his stick so high and swung it so wildly that he might as well have been Carl Spackler decapitating another one of Bushwood Country Club's chrysanthemums. The puck sailed wide of the net into the far corner of the rink, the only moment of note Giroux generated in the 17 minutes, 8 seconds he spent on the ice Thursday, and one game into this series, all the talk of matchups and playing styles and the identity of the Flyers' starting goaltender is already growing tiresome and, in a way, irrelevant.
SPORTS
April 21, 2014 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
NEW YORK - Settling into the Flyers' hotel overlooking Central Park, Scott Hartnell acknowledged he lingered awake longer than normal Thursday night in the city that never sleeps. "It was tough to sleep, knowing you lost Game 1 and it was right there going into the third period," Hartnell said. "I think you're going to see a different attitude, different mindset in Game 2. " The Flyers' attitude and mindset might be different, but after generating only 14 shots on Henrik Lundqvist after scoring on their first attempt on Thursday night, it doesn't sound as if Craig Berube's game plan will change all that much for Game 2 of their Eastern Conference playoff series tomorrow afternoon.
SPORTS
April 21, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - Craig Berube says his team isn't tired. The Flyers' third-period play recently suggests otherwise. The long grind that had them play the final 17 regular-season games - many against elite teams - over the last 30 days seems to have caught up with the Flyers. They have been flat and outskated in most third periods lately. If they don't awaken, they will soon have several months to catch up on their rest. Berube doesn't buy the theory that the Flyers are fatigued, or that it played a role in their disastrous third period Thursday in New York, where the Rangers pulled away from a 1-1 tie and won the playoff opener, 4-1. The Flyers should have been energized for the final 20 minutes, knowing they somehow were thisclose to taking the early control of the series.
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April 18, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Flyers, their No. 1 goalie injured and unable to play in Game 1 Thursday against the New York Rangers, put on a brave face. Steve Mason, injured Saturday in Pittsburgh, is out. Backup Ray Emery is in. "I don't think our team feels like it's a blow at all," Flyers coach Craig Berube said after Wednesday's practice in Voorhees. "Listen. There's injuries. Things happen. You're not always 100 percent. Good teams find a way to get it done. " In his only appearance against the Rangers this season, Emery dropped a 4-1 decision in New York on Jan. 12. Lifetime, he is 7-2 with a 1.87 goals-against average and .936 save percentage against New York.
SPORTS
April 18, 2014 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
NEW YORK - The door to the visitors' penalty box at Madison Square Garden opened more than 2 minutes ahead of schedule. When Jason Akeson, the perpetrator, stepped out onto the ice again, the distinctive roof of Madison Square Garden shook while white rally towels waved furiously in the air. For Akeson, skating in his first playoff game, there was little he could do but put his head down and return to the bench. "Nothing good, that's for sure," Akeson said when asked about his thoughts returning to the bench.
SPORTS
April 18, 2014 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
JAKE VORACEK was not shy. Thinking back to the Flyers' 3-1 loss to the Rangers at Madison Square Garden on March 26, Voracek said New York defenseman Ryan McDonagh "owned" his line. "We were overthinking it too much against him," Voracek said. "He's a very smart defenseman; he reads the ice very well. He's so good at picking off passes. " With Ray Emery filling in for the injured Steve Mason in Game 1, and even less room for error, McDonagh's stout work at the blue line has forced Flyers coach Craig Berube to alter his game plan.
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