Claude Giroux Beat Craig Berube in an Arm Wrestling Match So Badly that Chief Left the Bar
Coots, Ian Laperriere, and Scott Hartnell were all on a video call to talk about the greatness that is Claude Giroux ahead of his 1,000th game.
During the interview, Lappy goaded Hartsy into telling the story of G giving the business to Craig Berube:
— Ariel Melendez (@a_melendez10) March 14, 2022
Lets take a look at the tale of the tape, via Wikipedia:
Claude is giving up 20 pounds and two inches to Berube and he pinned him like a donkey. It was so bad Hartnell had to tell Craig to leave the bar he was so embarrassed. This has to be the reason the Berube era in Philly never worked out. How can you take your coach seriously when you know you could pin him at center ice whenever you wanted? Maybe this is the reason Claude never won a Stanley Cup here. No coach could ever beat him in arm wrestling. Hakstol? Nope. AV? Fat chance. Lavi? Probably his most valiant competitor, that guy’s built like a refrigerator. You think the pride of Franklin, Mass hasn’t gotten tuned up once or twice in some pub and challenged someone to a twist some wrists before closing time?
I hope no NHL GMs interested in Claude get word of this. It would absolutely diminish the return at the deadline. How many teams right now who are rumored to be in on the Giroux Sweepstakes have coaches big enough to step to him? Lets take a look:
St. Louis Blues: Craig Berube
“We’re here for a f—-ing reason, cause we’re a f—-ing good hockey team and we’re gonna come home with the f—-ing Cup here tonight.”
— STL Sports Central (@stlsportscntrl) March 26, 2020
Hey Craig, does your wife coach? Sorry Nancy. Claude already sent you packing with your tail between your legs.
Florida Panthers: Andrew Burnette
Panthers interim coach Andrew Brunette looking sharp working a tip drill with Sam Reinhart 👀 pic.twitter.com/yKa46QFEWM
— David Dwork (@DavidDwork) January 27, 2022
Absolutely fucking not. No coach with the interim tag is taking down a bear like Claude.
Minnesota Wild: Dean Evason
Moose wins it in OT for the Wild and Dean Evason is jacked, punches everyone pic.twitter.com/8d0j4m74a1
— CJ Fogler account may or may not be notable (@cjzero) January 23, 2022
I love this psycho. Celebrating a win by punching everyone? Just guys being dudes. Not enough oomph on those rights though, coach. Also, the fact this guy looks older than Creed Bratton doesn’t help. Moving along.
Colorado Avalanche: Jared Bednar
Things got HEATED between Nathan MacKinnon and Jared Bednar on the Avs' bench. 😬 pic.twitter.com/X0PQrDzA1e
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) January 10, 2019
Look at that HOSS! 6’3 205 pounds of man meat! Calm under pressure when the best player on your team is barking at you. Nate MacKinnon was so shook about Bednar’s demeanor he fell off the damn bench. Ladies and gentleman we’ve found our winner! Someone Claude Giroux can respect! Congratulations Avalanche. Take care of him. He loves grilled cheese and playing beer pong with broken wrists.