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Why Are There Not More Pictures of Claude Giroux and Scott Hartnell’s Shore Weekend?

Kyle Scott - June 8, 2015

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pic via Hartnell’s Twitter

HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW: Claude Giroux and Scott Hartnell (potentially others, too) spent at least part of the weekend in and around Ocean City and Avalon. Hartnell was spotted on the Ocean City boardwalk hawking his Kickstarter projectThe Naked Cooler.* G, too, was spotted in Ocean City and Avalon.

Typically, the social medias would be flooded with Tweets, ‘grams, pins(?), Vines, etc. etc. But nope. Not this weekend. A thorough search (and believe me, it’s thorough– this is what I do with my free time, ladies and gentlemen) revealed only the smattering of posts and one tip (from a friend!):

Tip:

Hey Man. Claude giroux siting at boulevard liquors. He bought rolling rock. Heading down to sea isle.


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How rude!

But seriously– this is it? Nada? Where are the double-casted beer pong photos and the… double-casted baggo photos? #Hartnelldowns? WERE THEY EVEN TOGETHER? I only have myself to blame. My family has a place just hundreds of yards from where Hartnell was stationed. But G? What, does the Whitebriar not allow smartphones? This shouldn’t be bothering me as much as it is.

Anyway, Hartnell and G were at the Shore this weekend, like a couple of everymen. Someone alert Kelce.

*I liked Hartnell’s cooler, but my buddy made a great observation: “He’s on the media blitz with that– only question: Why would I buy a cooler so I get nailed at the beach with my beer in plain site?” Good point.

Claude Giroux, Towel Around His Shoulder, No Pants, Holding a Beer

Kyle Scott - May 18, 2015

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Big day for man crushes around here.

I guess Team Canada won that World Championship tournament no one cares about this weekend. After the victory, Tyler Seguin ‘grammed (and quickly deleted) this photo from the celebration. It’s of Claude Giroux, and he’s sans pants. The full image is here because, well, this is a family site advertisers don’t like images of anything that could potentially be a dick. It’s why we don’t post photos of Papelbon anymore.

via Reddit

Claude Giroux Thinks the Flyers Are “No Doubt” a Playoff Team, Is Probably Wrong

Jim Adair - February 3, 2015

Photo Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Photo Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Right now, the Flyers aren’t a playoff team. If the season ended today, they’d finish nine points out of a playoff spot. They have a 3.9% chance to make the playoffs, and that’s on a slight uptick (after a significant drop):

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Still, Claude Giroux believes. “There’s no doubt that we’re a playoff team,” he told Neil Hartman. “We’re going to prove it in the future.” It’s not quite as ridiculous as Ben Revere’s late-season statement that the Phils were “busting their tails to get that second wild card spot” while they had a 0.0% chance at it, but it’s still a long shot.

Giroux promised a playoff spot last year, but that was after a 1-7-0 start, which gave the team a lot more time to right the ship. Even if, at the time, Kyle called G’s remark about only being six points out “the dumbest athlete quote I’ve ever read. Ever.” Also last year, the Flyers went from a 4.37% chance to make the playoffs to actually making the post-season. So, it’s possible. But last season, that 4.37% chance was the season’s low point, in November. This year, there’s a lot less sand in the hourglass.

Video: Claude Giroux is Fine After a Skate Nearly Sliced Through His Leg

Kyle Scott - January 3, 2015

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The Flyers lost again, so they’re in mid-year form. But it was a skate across the back of Claude Giroux’s leg that is the story.

Justin Faulk’s skate blade came down in the general area of Giroux’s left Achilles. G appeared to be in a lot of pain and was carried off the ice, but the cut was only surface deep and just required a few stitches. He may have been saved by the cut-resistant Kevlar socks he wore beneath his equipment. Whatever the case, he expects to play on Saturday.

Frank Seravalli has G’s version of events.

Video is after the jump. Credit to Chris Therien for picking up on what happened almost immediately. Continue Reading

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Claude Giroux Bit a Man in yet Another Flyers Shootout Loss

Kyle Scott - December 19, 2014

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Strange times in Flyer land. Strange times.

The Flyers have two, maybe three players even remotely capable of scoring goals on a consistent basis, they have a $22.5 million veteran with scoring capability who sat for seven-straight games, and Claude Giroux is a downright weirdo.

He grab-assed a police officer. The other night he probably wiped a booger on an official. And last night? Well…

Keep your hands and feet to yourself, children.

The Flyers lost, 2-1, in a shootout. What else is new?

Ed Snider is Amazed at How Poorly the Flyers are Playing

Jim Adair - December 1, 2014

Ed Snider, who has never been one to shy away from speaking his mind, seems pretty amazed at how terribly the Flyers are playing right now. Snider told Sam Carchidi over the phone:

“Never seen anything like it in all the years I’ve been in hockey. Even when we were an expansion team somebody chipped in here and there … It’s not going to be an easy fix if we can’t get more production out of our players. You can’t be a one-line team and win in this league.”

And it’s not even that the Flyers have, as Carchidi points out, have “gotten just two goals – two – from forwards who were not on their first line.” It’s that Snider just doesn’t get it. “It’s a similar team as last year, and it’s very hard for me to understand what’s going on,” Snider said. “It’s the coach’s job to fix it, and the GM’s job to do whatever he can to help the coach.” And again, Snider cannot stress enough how much this confuses him.

He knows that Voracek and Giroux are playing their part, but really, when is everyone else going to show up? “What’s going on with everybody else,” Snider continued, presumably sounding more and more befuddled. “What’s going on with [Sean] Couturier, [Matt] Read, Simmonds, and the other guys? They should be chipping in with some goals. It’s weird … Even [Vinny] Lecavalier got 20 goals last year. What happened?”

But on the bright side, Snider knows this can’t stay this way. He knows that players can’t just not score all year. It’s gonna pick up. And if it doesn’t? “That would be the most shocking thing I’ve ever seen.” So Snider is either going to be happy or very, very confused. Either way, we’ll hear about it.

Howard Eskin Misfires Again

Kyle Scott - November 19, 2014

The King threw some shit at a wall. It didn’t stick.

After a bag with his number appeared at Madison Square Garden this morning, there was some speculation that Claude Giroux and his mysterious injury which is probably Ebola would practice today and, perhaps, play tonight. But alas, the bag was never opened and there will be no Claude in Mudville this eve.

Howard Eskin didn’t get that memo. Well, he got a memo, it just wasn’t the memo.

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Not true, say the beats in loud, cacophonous unison!

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Howard, your thoughts?

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Like I said, memo.

Claude Giroux is not playing tonight.

UPDATE: Double down!

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Classic Howard– you can’t be wrong on good chance!

UPDATE 2: Not so fast, my friend.

Randy Miller Reports that Claude Giroux has a Lower Body Injury According to “Someone”

Jim Adair - November 18, 2014

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Last night, Claude Giroux was evaluated by team doctors — and missed the season ticket holders event — but the Flyers tweeted that he was fine. Today, though, Giroux is not practicing, Berube doesn’t seem to know what is happening, and “someone” is going around telling Randy Miller that it’s a lower-body injury. We’ll have more on this when we know more, so hopefully “someone” gets in touch with us. Or, you know, just tweets something.