Claude Giroux Screwed Over Again Because Steve Yzerman is an Idiot

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From CSN Philly:

On Thursday morning, Team Canada opted to replace Lightning forward Steven Stamkos on the Canadian Olympic team with one of his teammates in Tampa Bay — Martin St. Louis.

Both Stamkos and St. Louis play for Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman, who also happens to be in control of Team Canada’s roster.

Bullshit. Tale of the tape:

Claude Giroux: 18 G, 37 A, 55 PTS despite a colossally shitty start and his team not scoring a goal for, like, a month. 26 years old, the future of Team Canada, doesn’t play for Steve Yzerman.

Martin St. Louis: 25 G, 29 A, 54 PTS. 400 years old, his last Olympics for sure, PLAYS FOR STEVE YZERMAN.

I’m questioning whether Yzerman is Canadian since he’s too much of a wuss to pass over St. Louis for a second time. Giroux is too good, too young, too perfect a fit for a team concept when your team is already stacked with firepower. That’s alright, though, angry Claude is going to rampage the league when this is over. If I’m him, I’m hate-watching the Olympics from a dungeon somewhere, crushing 300 lb benches between shifts. Plus, does Y really think Old Man Louis is gonna hold up through the Olympics and the rest of the season? Good luck with that come playoff time. Ohhhh ohhhhh I want the Flyers to play the Lightning.

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  • Lt. February 6, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    Who cares – reports are that Sochi is a craphole and nobody wants to be there anyway.

    Good riddance, concentrate on making the Flyers awesome.

  • Brian February 6, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    Kyle, are you going to cry this much when they throw Justin Bieber out of the country?

    • Koy Detmer's Neck-beard February 6, 2014 at 3:05 pm

      I’ll answer your question with another question: when Kyle posts said story about Beebs getting deported, are you going to read it and then complain about it, like you did here? Got a problem with the content, then gtfo.

      • Nicky Negadelphia February 6, 2014 at 3:21 pm

        Agreed some of the guys here with their constant whining are worse than some women on their monthly cycle.

  • Tim Panacchio February 6, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    Come on Kyle, Marty is the better choice. You can gripe about Giroux being left off in the first place but both him and St. Louis are fine candidates. If the Flyers had an aging star who was elgibile for his last Olympics having a fine season (St. Louis has more goals and he’s replacing the top goal scorer in league), this article would surely read differently.

    • George Costanza February 7, 2014 at 9:07 am

      Wrong. He doesn’t have more goals. Next

      • Elaine February 7, 2014 at 10:23 am

        George, you little bald idiot. Marty does have more goals and is indeed the better choice for team Canada.

  • Bryzgalov's Prozac February 6, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    Seriously, with the shitshow going on in Sochi do you really want a Flyer (or any other NHL player for that matter) being there? I understand the indignation but I’d rather not lose a guy to a staph infection or anything else jumping off toilet seats in that miserable fuckhole.

    • CJ February 6, 2014 at 1:42 pm

      I agree. I think either one of them would have been a good choice, and now we don’t have to worry about losing the Flyers captain to injury or whatever else may happen in that shit hole. He’ll be playing for Team Canada next time, no doubt in my mind. And hopefully he’ll come back from the break motivated and kick some serious ass.

  • Steve February 6, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    Actually, Giroux and Stamkos play the same position on the PP, so Giroux is the more direct replacement.

    • Koy Detmer's Neck-beard February 6, 2014 at 3:07 pm

      They may play the same position on the PP, but fill entirely different roles. Giroux is a facilitator, creating plays. Stamkos finished them.

  • TR February 6, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    dead wrong kyle. you dont even mention that marty has 54 points without stamkos. plus the team is loaded with centers (getz, toews, sid). marty is a natural wing where giroux would have to shift over. you are in over your head on this one

  • Animal's Mole February 6, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    good need G’s lazy butt to rest up for the stretch run anyway

  • Candy from the Oak February 6, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    St. Louis loves pussy and Russia has a ban on gays

    • Nicky Negadelphia February 6, 2014 at 3:24 pm

      Good for Russia fags have no place in society but 2hot lesbians on the other hand……

  • tone February 6, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    St. Louis is clearly the more consistent player and much stronger with the puck.

    • Koy Detmer's Neck-beard February 6, 2014 at 2:59 pm

      So tell me, exactly how many Lightning games do you watch per year? Don’t try to get analytical unless you know what you’re talking about. And don’t say “I have the NHL package”, because no, no you don’t. Wtf would you know about St. Louis’ game vs Giroux’s game?

      • tone February 6, 2014 at 3:58 pm

        Haha, actually I do have the Center Ice package and I play fantasy hockey so I’m watching games almost every night. Way to make a foolish, judgmental statement.

  • CHUD February 6, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    Who cares…its the Canadian team, last time I checked we reside in the United States.

  • Bob Clarke February 6, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    Who cares about Giroux. Did you see Jillian Mele’s tight ass body in that blue dress yesterday. She has to have large c cups.

    • BobbyD February 6, 2014 at 7:27 pm

      try A

  • Walter Sobchak February 6, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    I’m glad he’s not playing in the Olympics. Let him res up.

    That said, I blame Crosby.

  • Bo Bo February 6, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    Not sure why Kyle seems so upset, what Flyers fan actually wants to see their captain deal with this shit? And if he’s so good wouldn’t you be happy to not have to see him face the US team? I say good – keep him here to rest up and finish strong.

  • Andy Schreiber February 6, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    I hope this helps the US win gold. Yzerman should be looking to out the best team on the ice, not coddle the feelings of one of his own NHL team’s players.

    Whatever – let Marty St.Louis go over to Sochi and sleep on one of those rooms with bunk-beds and no shower curtains.

    Let Giroux rest up at home and get ready for the stretch run & the playoffs.

  • Eric February 6, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    Flyers player passed over for the privilege of taking a shower with toxic water and no shower curtain, possibly w/a stray dog or hairy Russian woman.
    Get over it.
    Instead he gets to rest and focus on the team he’s paid to play for.
    Yeah, Steve Yzerman is an idiot. Said no one ever.

    Dorothy Mantooth (or Steve Yzerman in this case) is a saint! a saint!

    • Realist February 6, 2014 at 3:14 pm

      Couldn’t agree more. Can’t help but think every NHL GM is shitting bricks about sending their top assets into what looks like corruption with threats at all angles (terrorists, spying, minimal hospitality)
      In the big picture, the Olympians could face getting burnt out come May-June, regardless of the post-season hype surrounding their team. Kyle’s dead on, this is going to light a huge fire under G’s ass and he’s going to be nothing short of phenomenal after the break.
      Stevey Y wasn’t avalible for questioning about him being an idiot and wuss, but I did get one from his rings: “1997,1998,2002,2008. nuffced.”

      • Sidney Crosby February 8, 2014 at 12:13 pm

        Yeah, you Philly fans keep on with the spin about Giroux’s snub. Led by your fearless grampa Eddie – “Waah the Olympics suck, we didn’t want him to go anyway, because Russia sucks, security sucks, there’s an injury risk, the rest will do him good, etc, etc”

        Loser talk!


  • T February 6, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    No question Claude should be on this team but so should MSL. Carter, Nash, Kunitz… that’s a different story, none of them belong near this team. But good I say F Canada go USA!

  • Brian February 6, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    Glad he is off the roster…it is good so that we dont have to hear Giroux to Crosby for the score! Keep him from getting hurt or killed in Russia and stay healthy for the run to the playoffs!

    • SIdney Crosby February 8, 2014 at 12:15 pm

      Yeah, you stick with that spin, Bri. The Olympics is no place for a cowering 2nd-tier player anyway.


  • 2014=1993 February 6, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    Where are the posts about the female curling teams? Make this happen Kyle.

    Also, who gives a shit about the Canadien Hockey team. USA or nothin at all.

  • big bob February 6, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    I’m not sure why anyone in Philly wants Giroux on the team? I get why he wants to go but why do we want him to risk getting injured or stale playing fourth line minutes when he could be here, practicing and resting up for the stretch run. Not to mention St. Louis is a natural winger, that scores goals replacing a natural winger that scores goals.

  • beege February 6, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    not really Kyle, Marty St. Louis deserves a spot. Now that punk ass bitch Jeff Carter on the other hand? Giroux deserves to be in over him absolutely. I’m sure Carter is bummed he can’t go to Sea Isle over the off season for some La Costa Boobie Touch.

    • Alexander Ovechkin February 6, 2014 at 5:45 pm

      Carter is not bummed that he now resides in Los Angeles, where he and Richie can resume their Legion of Poon

      • Bob February 7, 2014 at 12:16 am

        While wearing their Stanley Cup rings.

  • Will February 6, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    Wow, no stamkos. Team USA is smiling just a little more.

    Crosby feeding him all tourney was scary good.

  • BobbyD February 6, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    St. Louis is an obvious replacement for Stamkos, both snipers.

  • Sidney Crosby February 8, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    No, Giroux is not on the team because I requested that he NOT be on the team. In case you Philadelphia fans (who I don’t like, by the way) haven’t noticed, I ALWAYS get my way.

    So the credit for Claude’s absence goes to ME, not to Yzerman.

    (Don’t you silly fans have some kind of 40-year anniversary or something to prepare for? Pathetic Philadelphia – always living in the past.


  • Andy March 5, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    So does 3 gold medals now make you the idiot?

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