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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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 17, 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.
SPORTS
April 17, 2014 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
Forwards FLYERS: Claude Giroux (86 points), Jake Voracek (62) and Wayne Simmonds (60) all posted more points than Rangers' leading scorer Mats Zuccarello (59) this season. The Flyers finished with a league-high seven 20-goal scorers to highlight their depth. On the surface, the Flyers finished tied for fourth in the Eastern Conference in goals scored. But when you take a deeper look at the numbers, they scored just 22 goals in their first 15 games. So, they've really been operating at a 3.19 goals per-game pace in the 67 games since - coinciding with their turnaround - which would have made them tops in the East (262 goals)
SPORTS
April 17, 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.
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April 17, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Claude Giroux's bottom line - he finished third in the NHL with 86 points, and is expected to be one of the league's three MVP finalists - is remarkable when you consider how his season began. With no points in his first five games. With no goals in his first 15 games. The slow start was hindered by finger surgery following a bizarre golf injury, one that bothered his stickhandling and made it difficult for him to get enough power behind his shots. Giroux was a frustrated sort in the season's first month.
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April 15, 2014 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
IT BEGAN with a three-game skid so stale, so uninspiring that Peter Laviolette's head rolled just 6 days into a 195-day slog. From there, with Craig Berube installed, it got worse before it could get better. An ugly 0-3 became 1-7 before it turned into 4-10-1. The Flyers failed to net more than two goals in 14 of their first 15 games. Claude Giroux did not score once in his first 15 contests - before roasting an Edmonton team with a game-winner the day after the Oilers signed free-agent castoff Ilya Bryzgalov.
SPORTS
April 11, 2014 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
TAMPA, Fla. - Wiping the perspiration from preparation for Game 80 from his brow, Kimmo Timonen was asked by a reporter yesterday how he was feeling when a familiar voice piped up from an adjacent stall. "Old," best friend Scott Hartnell answered for him. Timonen laughed. But even he, one of the fiercest competitors, could not deny the ill effects of Father Time. "Once you get to 39, you do feel old sometimes," Timonen said. "But that's the truth. It's been a long year, with the Olympics and the travel and the time changes and everything, but that's passed.
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April 10, 2014 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
SUNRISE, Fla. - Plastered above the rolls of tape, chewing gum and the dock that controls their music selections, a conspicuous sign appeared yesterday in the Flyers' locker room in the humid BB & T Center. It read: "Discipline - Desire - Dedication," not an unusual slogan to join the Flyers on the road under Craig Berube this season. The only difference was the background, which featured Lord Stanley's chalice to go along with the Philadelphia skyline. It was perhaps the first mention of the Stanley Cup at any point this season.
SPORTS
April 7, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
BOSTON - The Flyers have owned the third period in recent months, which is what made the last two games so puzzling. In those two critical matchups - in Boston on Saturday and against visiting Columbus on Thursday - the Flyers were thoroughly outplayed in the final 20 minutes, leading to losses. The defeats have reduced their chances to finish second in the Metropolitan Division - and gain home-ice advantage against the New York Rangers. Fact is, unless they string together some victories in the final week of the regular season, they will be fighting for their playoff lives.
SPORTS
April 6, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Flyers have been at their best lately against the NHL's elite teams, and that's why it's so surprising that they have come up small in pivotal games against division rivals Columbus and the Rangers. They were brushed aside by both teams, getting outscored by a combined 5-1 margin. As a result, the Flyers' chances of catching the Rangers, who are second in the Metropolitan Division, have grown smaller, and they are going to have to fight off pesky Columbus for third place and an automatic playoff spot.
SPORTS
April 6, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Hal Gill has played in just four games this season and has been a healthy scratch since Dec. 21, but the veteran defenseman has been an important part of the Flyers, coach Craig Berube said after the team practiced Friday in Voorhees. Gill, who turns 39 on Sunday, was named the Philadelphia Hockey Writers Association's nominee for the Masterton Award, given annually to the player who demonstrates perseverance and dedication to hockey. Berube called him a "great leader" and role model, adding that Gill has had a big effect on the younger players "because he's played a long time, won a Cup, done that, done this.
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