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August 12, 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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December 12, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
He was the first one on the ice at the Skate Zone in Voorhees for an optional practice Wednesday, a four-time all-star and former Stanley Cup champion attempting to earn his way back into the lineup. These are trying times for Flyers center Vinny Lecavalier, who was a healthy scratch for the first time in his career during the recent West Coast trip. Lecavalier, 34, has now been a healthy scratch four consecutive games. Owner of 405 career NHL goals, Lecavalier said he has no choice but to keep pushing in practice.
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December 9, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
LOS ANGELES - There are two ways to look at the Flyers' 2-1 win in Los Angeles Saturday against the defending Stanley Cup champion Kings. The glass-is-half-full theory: The Flyers played with grit - blocking 22 shots to the Kings' three - and got great play from goalie Steve Mason and their penalty killers, ending a nine-game road losing streak that could launch their playoff drive. The glass-is-half-empty theory: The Flyers are far from out of their rut. The Kings had a huge territorial advantage and dominated over most of the last 40 minutes, outshooting the Flyers, 31-9, in the last two periods, and the visitors won only because Mason stole two points.
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December 4, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
SAN JOSE, Calif. - The Flyers' road misery continued Tuesday night, this time at the SAP Center. San Jose registered a stunning 2-1 win when Matt Nieto scored on a rebound with 11.5 seconds left after the Sharks' Tommy Wingels and Braydon Coburn collided with goalie Steve Mason. The goal handed the Flyers their eighth straight road loss (0-7-1). That's the longest they have gone without a road win since an 0-7-2 streak in 1999. Sean Couturier scored his first goal in 11 games - appeasing Flyers chairman Ed Snider, who pleaded for some secondary scoring the other day - and rookie Scott Laughton recorded the first point of his NHL career.
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December 3, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
SAN JOSE, Calif. - The Flyers' 1-7-1 funk is their worst stretch since they started 1-7 last season, when they recovered and went a commendable 41-23-10 the rest of the way. "We had a week off last year after the bad start and then had a couple practices and got in a little better shape and started outskating teams," right winger Jake Voracek said the other day. "I think that's what we're missing now. We're slower everywhere in the battles, in...
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December 3, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Flyers cofounder Ed Snider is miffed by his team's lack of secondary scoring. "Never seen anything like it in all the years I've been in hockey," Snider said in a telephone interview from his Montecito, Calif., home on Monday afternoon. "Even when we were an expansion team" in 1967-68, "somebody chipped in here and there. " In their last nine games, the Flyers have gotten just two goals from forwards who were not on their first line. The lack of secondary scoring helps explain why they are in a 1-7-1 slump and have fallen to sixth place in the eight-team Metropolitan Division.
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November 30, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
The penalty-box attendant lifted the door's latch, freeing the Rangers player onto the ice and prompting a chorus of boos throughout the Wells Fargo Center. It was the conclusion of another listless Flyers power play and another failed attempt for the Flyers to find a spark Friday afternoon in a 3-0 loss. The Flyers had six power plays without scoring a goal - and gave up a shorthanded goal. Despite having an extra skater, the Flyers outshot New York by only 6-5 on their own power plays.
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November 29, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
DETROIT - Another road loss, another postgame outburst. For the Flyers, the wheels are falling off, prompting speculation that if things don't improve, general manager Ron Hextall will shake things up with a trade or two. The latest loss - by 5-2 to the Red Wings on Wednesday night - was the Flyers' sixth consecutive defeat on the road, where they are 2-7-1 and have scored a total of two goals in their last three games. After the game, there was a players-only meeting. The players had a chance to "air everything out," winger Wayne Simmonds said.
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November 26, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
UNIONDALE, N.Y. - These aren't the usual New York Islanders, the team the Flyers have used as a proverbial punching bag in recent seasons. These Islanders are fast, young, and skilled, and they are trying to erase some bad memories in their final season at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. So far, so good. The Islanders won for the ninth time in 10 games on Monday, beating the visiting Flyers, 1-0, in the dreaded shootout. Frans Nielsen and John Tavares scored in the shootout; Scott Laughton and Claude Giroux did not. The Islanders are 5-0 in shootouts, while the Flyers are 0-3 - and an NHL-worst 27-54 since they started.
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November 26, 2014 | BY JAKE KAPLAN, Daily News Staff Writer kaplanj@phillynews.com
SCOTT LAUGHTON'S promotion to the Flyers a week ago last night was understandably overshadowed by the bigger development of that day - the then-uncertainty surrounding Claude Giroux and the mysterious "lower-body" injury that ended up not costing the captain any games after all. But 8 days and four games later, with the team set to play the Red Wings tonight in Detroit, Laughton remains with the Flyers (8-9-3). The 20-year-old center hopes his continued effective play on the ice keeps it that way. "I think it's just taking it day by day, not looking too much forward," he said.
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November 24, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
There is a theory floating around that the Flyers are off to a poor start because Claude Giroux is not a good captain. It's an erroneous theory. The Flyers have struggled because they have mid-level talent, and because several players haven't played with the passion provided by Giroux and his linemates. Giroux may not be the best sound bite in the Flyers' locker room, but he leads - quite well - with his relentless style on the ice. The 26-year-old star center has his own captain's style.
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