Claude Giroux, Shirtless, Playing Baggo and Wearing Two Casts



What you are staring at is a picture of a shirtless Claude Giroux, taken on Saturday, in perhaps the most hipster scenario on Earth: playing Baggo at the North Shore Swim Club in Northern Liberties.

The best hockey player in the world is wearing a cast on each wrist following two minor procedures. His physique is mildly disappointing, somewhere between post-surgery muscle atrophy and I've been drinking since Brendan Shanahan suspended me for the final game of my best season ever. Closer to the latter, I'd say.

G was also spotted earlier this week at the Pour House in Westmont, NJ, and outside PBR at Xfinity Live! last night. So he seems to be enjoying his elongated offseason.


Awkwardly, this is the second shirtless athlete post in less than 24 hours, which means a "you don't cover the Sixers enough, you incompetent prick" comment is only moments away. To which I say: "a partially cloaked Claude Giroux picture just surfaced and you better be damn sure that I'm going to drop whatever it is I'm doing at 11:30 p.m. on a Saturday to post it… so fuck off."

Also, you're welcome, ladies.

Thanks to 97.5's Sean Brace (@seanbrace975) for the shirtless pic, which wins the award for my most ridiculous iPhone picture message popup, and reader Cody for the Xfintiy Live! pic.

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  • SD May 20, 2012 at 12:38 am

    Ok. Brace talks about Roy Halladays’s calves, Crosbys ass, Justin Beiber comes to mind when asked about sexy pop stars and now he’s sneaking pics of Giroux shirtless?

  • Felix Potvin May 20, 2012 at 12:38 am

    If you can, cover less Sixers please…

  • Chris Stengel May 20, 2012 at 3:24 am

    Looks like g has been getting jiggy with it this offseason. Playing hurt & all. Can’t wipe his own ass but can still drink the cold ones. Much respect

  • Rich May 20, 2012 at 3:29 am

    god your blogs have gone downhill the past 6 months

  • blow me May 20, 2012 at 8:46 am

    LOL and theres the difference…Claudes playing bean bags and going to the bar with Pat burrel, and Sidney Crosbys training for next season already…hahaha fuck off “best player in the world”

  • Gene Rich May 20, 2012 at 8:51 am

    G should be rehabbing those wrists & not partying

  • NICKY May 20, 2012 at 8:59 am

    “The best hockey player in the world is wearing a cast on each wrist following two minor procedures.”
    The best hockey player in the world? Are you fucking retarded????

  • My Balls Nicky's Chin May 20, 2012 at 9:25 am

    Is that the Jersey Shore house? Where’s Snooki?

  • Bernie Parent is a sex addict May 20, 2012 at 9:32 am

    I thought G would be drinking a bud light lime over a lager. You know, since the whole nickleback incident

  • James Niggly May 20, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Great just what we need. Our players are being infected by these hippy faggots again. Before you know it that hippy fucking faggot from Phish will be back in the locker room stinking of patchouli. I thought there were positives from this year, but this hippy thing is a huge disappointment and a huge blow to this team moving forward. Thought we were over this

  • NickFromGermantown May 20, 2012 at 11:58 am

    When is this blog going to be renamed to “TMZ Philly”?

  • Jonathan Davis May 20, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    That’s a gay cho cho train conducter hat g is rocking. Hate those hats

  • GetaCliroux May 20, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    It’s called cornhole asshat!

  • whatever May 20, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    People need to chill, the season just ended is he not allowed a little light vacation? As if he could train with two casts. Homer even reported he can’t begin training for 6 weeks, so to “blow me”, how is this different from when sid couldn’t train when he was injured? You’re an idiot. Sorry G outscored both of your scars with damaged wrists. Oh wait, no I’m not.

  • whatever May 20, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    **both of your stars

  • I Miss M.Richards May 20, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    If this was one year ago and Mike Richards instead of G people would be tearing him apart.

  • San dusk e May 20, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    I wouldn’t call G the best player in the world, He isn’t a team player and got suspended on purpose cause he was took much of a pussy to play the devils.

  • Jess May 20, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    G sucks

  • X Live Panty Dropper May 20, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    The best player in the world comment is a dig at Lavy calling him such in a post game presser. So relax. Also, Kyle, you don’t cover the sixers enough, you incompetent prick.

  • Crosby is a bitch May 20, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Of coarse brace took a shirtless pic of a Philly athlete

  • ron jeremy May 20, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    I just took a huge shit, I cum on assholes

  • Thomas E Merschen May 20, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Nick from Germantown is the biggest pussy. If you don’t like the site, get the fuck off it or stop your bitching

  • LisaR May 20, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    Why isn’t G out racing horses? He needs to start training for next season…the best player in hockey needs to be in top shape to win that cup next year!

  • Skippy May 20, 2012 at 7:36 pm…he’s a human, not a fucking robot. Let him drink a beer or eight. Any of us that are older than 8 years old on this site know that the Flyers that actually won Stanley Cups drank like real men and probably smoked cigarettes like French whores.
    Let Cindy train till he’s worn through the soles of his sweet Zig Techs, he left the playoffs knowing G put him solidly on his ass…

  • John Calvano May 20, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Nick from germantown is always bitching.

  • Luna the Tuna May 20, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Nick from G town is probably a black

  • fence May 20, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Do I hear Nickelback in the background?

  • 3 Finger Lenny May 20, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    G needs to take a shower, hit the weights & get a clue

  • Joe May 21, 2012 at 12:53 am

    How long until G is shipped out of town like Richards and Carter because he parties too much?

  • monster beats studio May 21, 2012 at 5:28 am

    Unfortunately, FOX – the same network that aired an hour’s worth of Brits receiving the Champions League trophy yesterday – pissed down its leg and didn’t show us any of Pat Burrell’s retirement ceremony.

  • jess May 21, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Maybe not the best player in the world, but pretty damn close. He hasn’t played in two weeks and still leads the playoffs in points…

  • jake May 21, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Thats my brother standing next to him in the photo representing the PMBLeague. Check us out, the fastest growing, most interactive, organized, competitive and straight awesome basketball league in Philadelphia.

  • Leviticus 20:13 May 21, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    Damn that fag Sean Brace just won’t let up.
    Sid Crosby’s thighs,Roy Halladay’s calves,and now secretly showing Giroux topless is strike three.
    I hope Mikey Miss is fully covered,and exposing no flesh around that obviously gay sexual predator(Sean Brace).

  • larry May 22, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Lol. If Giroux had learned puck management from Richards and Carter instead of hipster boozing, the Flyers would be in the conference finals.

  • Bill Simmons May 22, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Deadspin took me here to some website blog called Crossing Broad? What the hell is the social media coming to?

  • Sidney Crosby May 22, 2012 at 9:15 pm


  • AG May 23, 2012 at 8:50 am

    Best Player in the world? ha yea I think not.
    While giroux did most definitely have a better playoffs than Crosby he sure as hell didnt supplant him as best player in the world. (see # of Stanley Cups, # of scoring titles, # of Hart Trophies, # of Gold Medal winning performances)
    I end with this- your basketball team is called the “76ers”, i propose your hockey team should be called the “75ers” since they haven’t won since 1975. Broad Street bullies yo…..pfff

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