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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.
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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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December 4, 2015 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, Daily News Staff Writer jneiburg@phillynews.com
IT HAD been more than 3 1/2 years since Claude Giroux last dropped his gloves for a fight. That last time, in the 2012 playoffs, was his memorable bout with Sidney Crosby in the Flyers' series win over Pittsburgh. Last Wednesday, with his team trailing in Brooklyn and the game slipping out of reach, Giroux had a short bout with Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy. He said afterward he was trying to change the momentum of the game. It didn't work in the moment - the Flyers ended up losing the game.
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January 8, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
Center Claude Giroux, who leads the Flyers with 29 points in 38 games, was named to his fourth NHL All-Star team on Wednesday. "It's a great honor," he said after an optional practice in Voorhees. "We have a lot of good players on this team, and to be the one going, there's a lot of pride and I'm pretty excited to go. " Someone asked Giroux if he had seen the all-star jerseys and told him the colors resemble those of the Flyers' archrivals, the Pittsburgh Penguins. "Oh, that's great," Giroux said sourly, sarcasm dripping The all-star tournament will be held in Nashville, Tenn., on Jan. 31. It will consist of three games played in a three-on-three format.
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May 17, 2016 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
SPURRED PERHAPS by a report out of Canada, general manager Ron Hextall on Saturday opened - just a crack - the iron curtain he has constructed around all things Flyers, revealing that two of his best players competed at the end of this season without much use of their core muscles. Two weeks after each was mysteriously ineffective in the Flyers' six-game playoff loss to the Capitals, the news that Claude Giroux and Shayne Gostisbehere both would require offseason hip and abdominal surgery was more explanatory than alarming.
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May 5, 2016 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
If this were another year, or another era, or another mind-set in the history of the Flyers, the team would enter this offseason with the cool, rational bearing of a man whose pants are on fire. The team needs scoring on the forward lines. It has two good goaltenders. It has a potential wealth of capable young defensemen. It has prospects on the verge of making the league. This is a team good enough to make the playoffs, and with enough character to come back from a three-game hole against perhaps the best team in the NHL before being eliminated in the sixth game by a 1-0 score.
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April 26, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
The Flyers' special teams' failure proved fatal in their series against Washington, which won the opening-round playoff matchup with a 1-0 Game 6 victory Sunday at the electric Wells Fargo Center. With the game scoreless, the Flyers couldn't score on a two-minute five-on-three in the second period, managing just two shots on that power play. "If we don't get through that," Capitals coach Barry Trotz said, "this building probably explodes. " "We just had to find a way to get a goal on the power play," captain Claude Giroux said.
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April 26, 2016 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
THE HORN sounded with the puck a few feet from Jake Voracek's stick, his final stride of the season made with resignation, the clock finally expiring on the Flyers season nearly a week after un ugly storm of flung wristbands strongly implied that it already had. A final lull in a game pockmarked by too many of them greeted the sound, the slumped bodies of the 19,925 at Wells Fargo Center mirroring those bent over their sticks out on the ice. Disappointment,...
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April 26, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
At one end of the Wells Fargo Center ice, the Washington Capitals had begun a celebration tinged with relief, and along the boards near the middle of the rink, Claude Giroux stayed bent over at the waist, not skating, not watching the Capitals rub each other's head and tap each other's stick, not doing much of anything but dwelling. "Not good enough," he said later. "I'm pretty frustrated with myself. Got to find a way. Doesn't matter how it is. Got to find a way. " Six games, and Giroux, the Flyers' captain and leader and most important and complete forward, had not scored a goal.
SPORTS
April 25, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
Grit and goaltending have carried the Flyers to consecutive harrowing wins, enabling them to fight off elimination and reach Game 6 in their playoff series against the Washington Capitals on Sunday afternoon at the Wells Fargo Center. They need more, however, to force a Game 7 against heavily favored Washington. If the Flyers are going to get within one win of equaling their Boston Miracle of 2010 - they lost the first three games in that series before jolting the Bruins en route to the Stanley Cup Finals - they need to have some quality offensive-zone time and need their power play, which is 1 for 21 in the series, to stop looking so disorganized.
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April 25, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
In 2014, Michal Neuvirth was traded from Washington to Buffalo because the Capitals thought Braden Holtby was their goalie of the future. Two years later, the unflappable Neuvirth is punishing his former team. Since being inserted into the lineup with the Flyers trailing by three games to none, Neuvirth is 2-0 with a 0.50 goals-against average and a ridiculous .987 save percentage, carrying the Flyers back into the playoff series. "He gave us life," captain Claude Giroux said.
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April 24, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
WASHINGTON - There's a thrilling sequence in the movie The Dark Knight in which Batman upends an oncoming tractor trailer driven by the Joker. The truck flips over vertically, a crash that ought to have left no survivors, yet somehow the Joker pulls himself out of the wreckage, throws his shoulders back, and stands in the middle of street, daring the bigger, stronger superhero to come after him again. He shouts, "COME ON! HIT ME!" And Batman revs up the Batcycle and speeds straight at him, only to veer away at the last instant, leaving his nemesis standing there, triumphant, ready to continue their confrontation.
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April 23, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
After struggling along with his team for the first three playoff games, Flyers captain Claude Giroux had a different look in Game 4, and the by-product was that the Flyers extended their season and averted a sweep. Giroux set up the Flyers' first goal, assisting on Shayne Gostisbehere's first-period power-play blast in the Flyers' 2-1 win Wednesday over the visiting Washington Capitals. Still down three games to one in their opening round best-of-seven Stanley Cup series, the Flyers will visit Washington for Game 5 on Friday.
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April 23, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
They came from all over, young and old, rich and poor, and paid tribute to Ed Snider, the man who gambled 50 years ago that Philadelphia would become attracted to hockey. Snider, the Flyers' chairman and cofounder, died at 83 on April 11 after a two-year battle with bladder cancer, and a celebration of his life was held Thursday afternoon at the Wells Fargo Center, home of the team he loved like one of his six children and 15 grandchildren. In a heartfelt 1-hour, 50-minute ceremony that included speeches from three of his children, business associates, friends, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, Mayor Kenney and former Flyers great Bob Clarke, Snider was remembered as a man of passion and wisdom.
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