Originally written on The Pensblog  |  Last updated 3/7/13

PHILADELPHIA - DECEMBER 17: Claude Giroux #28 of the Philadelphia Flyers celebrates his second period goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins on December 17, 2009 at Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
    So we went back and typed in " Claude Giroux, best player in the world," in Google: LOLOLOLOLOLOL Oh there is more. From Crossing Broad last playoffs: Peter Laviolette took the praise just a bit further. Emphasis ours.   "Not only leadership but his game tonight was monstrous, it really was," said the coach. "When the best player in the world comes up to you and tells you, 'I don't know who you're planning on starting tonight, but I want that first shift', that says everything you need to know about Claude Giroux right there."   Should we go on?   Fast forward to this season... Oh, Claude we missed you in the top 10 last week: Oh that's right you weren't there. In fact, since being proclaimed the "Best player in the world," Claude Giroux has scored 26 points ( playoffs included) Sidney Crosby has 36 points. And we just can't help but think Sidney Crosby is laying in wait for his reven...
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