What are the chances that Peter Forsberg comes back to the Philadelphia Flyers for another go around?
I just can't seeing it happening. The flyers have almost no cap space and Foresberg isn't gonna come back and play for cheap. As much as I would love to see Foresberg back in the nhl I just don't think it will happen.
Just this season? Is that even a question?... Who's better? The league point leader or the guy who is struggling?
I think that's like asking who's better. Wayne Gretzky or Victor Oreskovich. Speaking of, can that be a bonus question?
does anyone know why the caps don't call up Alexandre Giroux with his numbers?
Because some people are just career minor leaguers that just dont have what it takes to be in the big leagues. Giroux, just like Jozef Balej, Corey Locke and Darren Haydar are labeled "career minor leaguers" that seem destined to succeed in lower levels but just cant take the extra step to play in the NHL. This is the reason Giroux isnt getting called up. Besides, Caps are stacked in the center position with Backstrom, Laich, Fleishmann and Nylander. Why on earth would they need Giroux?
Haha. It sounds funny putting all three of these players in MVP talks. Like you said, it's only been a young season. The best player will raise to the top. I don't see Giroux or Kessel have the consistency to keep pace over a long season. It's also a team game. You can score 8 goals ans still give up 9 and lose the game. How many point a player got means nothing without the win.
Should it be Crosby vs. Giroux rather than Ovechkin vs. Crosby?
Even at the peak of the whole "Crosby vs. Ovechkin" hype, in the 2009 playoffs, I never really thought of Washington as a big rival. The penguins biggest rival has always been the Flyers, and I always thought Crosby's biggest rival was Mike Richards. Mostly because he was the Flyers best player, and it seemed that he and Crosby genuinely didn't like each other.
Giroux is now the Flyers best player (has been since last year) so he and Crosby should be the biggest rivalry/hyped matchup in the NHL.
Should the NHL just give Claude Giroux the Hart now?
Giroux was not only responceable in some form or fashion for every point they scored last night but the little bastard gave me a hangover! That being said they did light up a guy that until 7 or so games ago had been in austin stopping shots in the AHL.... I am however supporting the flyers in the classic now... go Giroux
Fellas who's better, Claude Giroux or Jonathan Toews?
Toews and Giroux are 2 of the best in the league, the only better player I can possibly think of is Crosby...and maybe Stamkos, Ovechkin, and Malkin...depends....
Anyways....These are easily players that are top 10 in the league, maybe top 5. I love watching these guys play. But if I had to pick, I'm going with Jonathan Toews. Why? Well, Toews has...
Higher career PPG ratio than Giroux (0.9 vs 0.8)
A Stanley Cup
A Conn Smythe
An Olympic Gold Medal (and a WJC gold medal...)
Best Player Award in the Olympics
Has CAPTAINED the Hawks to a championship
And is a better goal scorer and, in my opinion, a better leader and a better 2 way forward.
While Giroux is incredibly talented, and has a better PPG ratio the last 2 years, since he broke out, I'm going to have to go with Toews. There are things that don't show up on the scoresheet, and he excels in those areas. He is not only a good 2 way player, but a great leader. He's a clutch guy, as is shown by his awards in those areas. In the end, you'll get two immensely skilled players in Toews and Giroux, but Toews has the numbers and awards to back him up. A scout once said "Toews is the kind of player you want to build a franchise around" and I agree 100% with him. Right now, he's proven more than Giroux, anyways, and so I'd have to take him.
I think he is. He's playing on another level this year. He's also the best player on arguably the best team in the league. So maybe there are some players that might beat him in a skills competition but as far as game play, points, and the positive impact that he has on his team, yes he's the best right now.
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If you're extremely lucky maybe from Giroux himself, more realistically, get in touch with the Flyers and see if they ever sell/auction gear, whether if game-used or not. (Like if a player changes stick companies, what good is it for the equipment mgr to keep old ones around eh?)
I don't know if Flyers "morning skates" are open to the public, but if one day he breaks a stick (or deems it no longer good enough for game use) then you MIGHT be able to get one there. Likely better odds than after warmups, between periods, post game.
Do you agree that the disney films Giroux analyzes are racist?
I do not believe that they are intentionally racist, It is just in the mind of the viewer that it could be perceived as taking on racist overtones.
Having said that, almost every form of media, or entertainment could be construed as having racist overtones, intended or not.
Does anybody else think Claude Giroux deserves the Hart trophy, Explain?
There were players from both teams who played great tonight. I'd like to see Giroux get it because he is just a great all around player(classy, skilled,etc.) but there are other players who deserve it too. So, it's tough.
Wait, isn't the Hart Trophy based on the whole season? If so, then Giroux definitely has a chance at it.
A poor man's Peter Forsberg.
No he's not an elite player like Forsberg was but he is a VERY good player but he still needs to prove he can be consistent in his career so next year will be a BIG year for Mr.Giroux.
You have been reading the Philadelphia Inquirer too much. He has a long way to go to be anywhere near a top 10 player, let's wait for him to crack the couple of hundred first.
Paul Kariya? Meh.......so what you are telling me is that he will never live up to the hype you are throwing him.......when you look at it like that, yes, Paul Kariya could be a good example.
Pronger will probably be ready for the Winter Classic and Giroux is out indefinitely which means he has no scheduled date to return. I believe his concussion isn't serious and he will be back in 1-2 weeks hopefully before that. These injuries are definitely not hurting the team though they are winning 5 to 0 right now! Lets go Flyers!
Giroux will be one of the greatest players to ever life. Will win the Hart, and every trophy possible. If he leaves Philadelphia, It will be like getting rid of your house, car, and losing your job, and getting no money from losing anything. Giroux is also a 2-way player. In that sense, he is better than Crosby. They're building around Giroux if you have noticed so it is a big possibility
Because most of the player has an one way contract this means that they cant be send in the american league without going through a period of 3 days where the other teams can claim the player. Giroux doesn't have one of these contract so they can send him with the phantoms anytime they want. Also the teams have a maximum of 21 players so they had to make space for Daniel Brière. Considering that, it's normal that they returned him to the phantoms because he is still young.
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I'd take Giroux over Thornton any day! Yes, the Rangers are incredible. It will be them or Boston representing the East at the end.
I used to hate Philly when they had that moron Carcillo on the team, but I can tolerate them now. The Penguins & their fans are a different story. Nuke Pissburgh!
will briere and giroux are a force to be reckoned with in the eastern conference?
Yes they will be. The are the Flyers top offensive weapons (besides Jagr) and with Giroux having a career year playing like a superstar Briere will be flying under the radar getting more points. And Jon ^^ your an idiot neither Kessel or Lupul have the consistency to play like this for the rest of the year.
I know I'm gonna get destroyed for this, but am I the only one who would take Giroux over Carter?
Leave it to the Flyers to tie themselves to a mopester like Richards by enticing him to a 12 year pact with a capital "C" attached to it. If they're dumb enough to pull that one off - and with their history of wasting young talent - we shouldn't be surprised that CG is buried on the third line. All that and the superstar hype he gets, makes you wonder if they're all on the same page there in the Oval Office of Orange.
Put that kid on the Detroit or Chicago roster and he'd realize his potential. He'll be a broken down washout by 2014 here in Philly - through no fault of his own. Trust me.
(P.S. I don't know why, but a certain loser who lurks amongst us humans will somehow tie my comments to the Eagles. Last I checked, they were different teams in different sports.)
How excited should Flyers fans be about Claude Giroux?
During the Mem Cup he looked pretty ordinary but then Gatineau was pushed around fairly easily.
The showcase of this cup puts a lot of pressure on the kids but Azavedo, Halischuck, Spaling and Bowerman ate up the pressure and really shone.
As for Giroux he played well at the world juniors scoring one goal and registering 3 assists for 4 points as Canada won gold with a pure team effort.
With Crosby and Giroux out is it the Rangers division to win?
Just wait...Gaby isn't hurt yet...YET.
LMFAO @ Canada Bruins. No offense??? We're 7th in the league...
@ Andrew: You know Pat is a Flyers fan...