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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