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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.
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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 23, 2015 | BY SAM DONNELLON, Daily News Columnist donnels@phillynews.com
WHEN CRAIG Berube replaced Peter Laviolette three games into the 2013-14 season, the Flyers were a mess. After failing to make the playoffs in the lockout-shortened previous season, they had lost their first three games of the new season and looked absolutely awful doing so. Paul Holmgren said it was a "gut" decision, canning a coach who had guided the team to a Stanley Cup finals appearance three seasons before. Owner Ed Snider said he had never seen his team have a worse preseason.
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February 23, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
This should have been a mismatch. Flyers goalie Rob Zepp, 33, was the netminder for the minor-league Phantoms this time last week. But there he was Saturday afternoon staring down the Nashville Predators and their stellar goalie, Pekka Rinne, the leading candidate to win the Vezina Trophy awarded to the NHL's top netminder, and hoping to win a shootout. With a little help from teammates Jake Voracek and Wayne Simmonds - both of whom beat Rinne in the shootout - Zepp and the Flyers pulled off an upset, defeating the best team in the league, 3-2, at the Wells Fargo Center.
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February 22, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
With his team coming off a loss to the league's worst team and preparing to face the best-in-the-NHL Nashville Predators on Saturday afternoon, Flyers coach Craig Berube is making some drastic changes. At practice Friday in Voorhees, Berube split up linemates Claude Giroux and Jake Voracek for the first time since 2012-13. They have been on the ice together for just one even-strength goal since the Christmas break. Giroux smiled when asked how strange it felt to be broken up with his partner.
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February 20, 2015 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
A SLUMP in golf means more times at the tee and putting green. Drop a few passes in football, and you find yourself staring at the massive spinning wheels of a JUGS machine. Baseball players take extra batting practice, watch video to look for blips in their swing, do a hundred other little things. Or they are like former Phillie Matt Stairs, who when asked why he didn't take extra batting practice to break out of a slump, said, "Why practice a bad habit?" That's not exactly Jakub Voracek's philosophy.
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February 20, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
All-stars Claude Giroux and Jake Voracek, linemates who are among the NHL's leading scorers, are slumping at the worst possible time - with the Flyers trying to gain ground in the playoff race. Voracek has not scored a goal in 14 games, excluding an empty-netter, and Giroux has not scored in nine games. Giroux said the line has been pressing. "I think we want to do a lot of things, and we're trying to do a little too much," he said Wednesday after practice in Voorhees. "We just need to play the game.
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February 19, 2015 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
THEY LIVE these days floating between impossible and improbable, their decimal-point chances to reach the postseason improved more than tenfold via a point streak that has created light, if not much actual heat. The Flyers finally lost a game they needed to win last night for the same reason they have gained points despite tepid efforts. Ray Emery, whose improbable return to form has been as big a reason as any for the Flyers' post-All-Star surge and that exponential jolt of hope, allowed four Columbus goals on only 24 shots in a 5-2 defeat, battling pucks all night, creating needless havoc in his own zone with fat rebounds.
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February 16, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
BUFFALO - Funny game, hockey. Ray Emery's career appeared on life support last month, but the veteran goalie now has a chance to be the Flyers' (playoff) lifesaver. If the Flyers make the playoffs - and let's get this straight, they are still a long shot - Emery will have played a major role. He was thrust into the starter's position because of the latest injury to Steve Mason, and he appears up for the challenge. He is much sharper, much more confident than the goalie who struggled mightily for most of January.
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February 13, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
COLUMBUS, Ohio - With their next four games against NHL lightweights Columbus and Buffalo, the Flyers have a chance to inch closer toward the last Eastern Conference playoff spot. Columbus (23-26-3), which is 14th in the 16-team Eastern Conference, will be the tougher opponent. The Flyers are 1-1-1 against the Blue Jackets this season, and 1-0 against the Sabres (16-36-3), who are last in the NHL with 35 points. "We can't worry about who we're playing or who other teams are playing," said captain Claude Giroux, whose team plays in Columbus on Friday and in Buffalo on Sunday.
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February 11, 2015 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
MONTREAL - Braydon Coburn was a little excited. Participating in his first full-contact practice since being cleared to resume all activity, Coburn's emotion got the best of him at the Bell Centre yesterday. After battling with teammate R.J. Umberger in a three-on-three drill, Coburn and Umberger pushed and shoved and their gloves went flying. The two almost came to blows, fists cocked and ready to go, before the scuffle was quickly broken up. The entire sequence lasted 10 seconds, a true non-event.
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February 10, 2015 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
WASHINGTON - The gloves went flying at nearly the same time the puck hit the ice on a first-period faceoff, which followed a television timeout. Timing included, the bout really didn't make much sense until the jersey numbers spinning around revealed the participants: Scott Laughton vs. Matt Niskanen. Wait, what? A highly touted rookie without a professional fight squaring off against a defenseman who has barely dropped the mitts in 545 career games? Ah, but yes. Less than a month ago, Niskanen knocked Laughton out of the game and out of the lineup with a clean, shoulder-to-chest hit on Jan. 14. Laughton, 20, suffered his first concussion as a pro. Even though Laughton admitted he needed to keep his head up more, he wanted to get that hit out of his system.
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