Sweet Jesus

Claude Giroux, the Canadian jesus, spoke with Men’s Health earlier this month. The magazine interviewed him about many things, including his recent concussion, Scott Hartnell, and his intense workout routine. But, as you might have imagined, my sick mind focused on the part in which Giroux talked about his social life. An excerpt for your reading pleasure:

C’mon, you’re a celebrity now. That means you can Tweet at other celebrities. It’s time to get an actress to the Wells Fargo Center. Who’d be first on your list? 

Man, probably Minka Kelly—is she still with Derek Jeter or what? I’d invite her for sure. 

Have you had any memorable encounters with women off the ice? 

This one time we were just hanging at a restaurant and this girl came up to me. I’d signed an autograph on her shoulder a few weeks before, and she wanted to show me that she’d gone and gotten it permanently tattooed on her arm. 

Damn. I take it you guys won’t be going back there anytime soon. Where in Philly do you like to eat on your days off?  

I love Buddakhan. They have so much great stuff. Ever since the HBO documentary aired, though, we go to more low-key places. We’ve got lots of young players, so we’ll still go for a few beers here and there, but nothing too crazy. 

So if a 24-year-old hockey player living in Philly isn’t drinking or picking up women on the weekends, what’s he doing? 

On my off days, I just like to just relax a lot, play ping pong, stuff like that. In practice and in games you expend so much energy. Recently we’ve been on the road for about 12 days and the schedule’s been brutal, so we don’t get to go out a lot for long stretches. I honestly couldn’t tell you the last movie I saw.


Minka Kelly– good taste, Claude. Ms. CB’s doppelgänger (hate game, not player).

Sadly, however, Minka might be back with Jeter. It's OK, though, Claude, it's not as bad as the time John Mayberry Jr. had his agent send a creepy love letter to a married mermaid.

Read the full interview with Giroux here.

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