Found July 29, 2012 on
Larry Brown Sports:
Claude Giroux had surgery on both of his wrists after the Flyers were eliminated from the playoffs last season, and now the assistant captain says Sidney Crosby is the reason why.
Giroux told the Timmons Press in Ontario that Crosby’s hacking throughout the playoffs injured him.
“[The scars] are from (Sidney) Crosby,” Giroux told the Timmons Press. “Every time we’d line up against each other for a face-off during our (2012 playoff) series, instead of going for the puck when it was dropped, he’d hack me across the wrists. I ended up playing the series against (New) Jersey with one of them fractured and had to go for surgery on both of them after we were out of the playoffs.”
The Flyers beat the Penguins in six games before losing to the Devils in five. The 24-year-old winger led the team with 93 points and 65 assists, and he racked up 17 points in the playoffs, though just 3 came in the second round.
Giroux should be fine for the start of the regular season. I mean the guy is sti...
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The Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins do not like each other. Not at all. In fact, they flat out hate each other. Despise. Loathe. Any word you can think of, that is how the two teams from Pennsylvania feel toward one another.
Claude Giroux is simply looking to add a little bit more fuel to this never ending fire on the ice.
With the free agent market tapering off and the Flyers on the brink of extending Peter Laviolette's contract, I thought today would be a good time to look at Laviolette's standing among all the coaches in team history. Thus far, Laviolette's legacy in Philly is a rather mixed bag of dramatic success, dramatic failure and near-disaster that turned out well.
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So Claude Giroux had surgeries on both of his wrists this offseason and when he was asked what the cause of the injuries were he blamed it all on Sidney Crosby. There’s an entire Giroux love shrine on some Canadian wilderness site that rivals the one Helga had for Arnold but ProHockeyTalk will save you the time and just goes straight to the Giroux/Crosby angle.
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The Capital Sports Report
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