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MiamiScreamingEagles 12-30-2013 10:48 PM

Cole: Claude Giroux making a case for Sochi
 
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On top of everything else, there was the, uh, golf injury.

You remember: the club that exploded on Claude Giroux during a mid-August round at the Camelot Golf and Country Club in Cumberland, Ont., like a … well, like an exploding golf club, sending shards of the shaft into his right hand, lacerating tendons, necessitating surgery and six weeks of rehab.

Coming 10 days before the Canadian Olympic hockey team was to assemble its prospective players in Calgary for an ice-free orientation camp, the injury itself was inconvenient, but hardly fatal to Giroux’s prospects of making Team Canada.

It was the other stuff that was worrisome. Not just the inevitable suspicions about how the injury really happened (absent a lawsuit against the club manufacturer, you have to figure there was some fury involved), but more dangerously, Giroux’s 15-game goal-less streak to start the regular season.

The Philadelphia Flyers went 4-10-1 in that stretch, and by the time Giroux finally scored on Nov. 7, head coach Peter Laviolette was long gone and the Flyers were battling teams like the Edmonton Oilers and Columbus Blue Jackets for “most disappointing” honours.

Some of that negativity was bound to stick to the captain.
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Jack de la Hoya 12-30-2013 10:50 PM

Obviously I hope he's there, and I think Canada would be nuts not to bring him.

But if he's snubbed? He might come out a demon in the last part of the season.

FLYguy3911 12-30-2013 10:54 PM

Don't see how he's not on that team. Can't imagine the damage he would do playing on one of those wings.

Broad Street Elite 12-31-2013 12:09 AM

If the Canadians leave Giroux off their team, then they deserve to lose frankly. Some of the wingers just aren't in Giroux's league.

4thline4life 12-31-2013 12:26 AM

Hopefully he gets snubbed... Canada becomes a weaker team and we get a rested and motivated giroux for down the stretch ...win-win.

Flyerss 12-31-2013 12:55 AM

Sharp-Toews-Giroux

Keith-Seabrook

would be a dream for me

flyersfan018 12-31-2013 01:17 AM

It would be a joke to leave him off that team.

Lucbourdon 12-31-2013 01:37 AM

We made him look good just so he could make the team, u guys can buy us beers later.

Your welcome!

dawkins121 12-31-2013 07:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Broad Street Elite (Post 77041495)
If the Canadians leave Giroux off their team, then they deserve to lose frankly. Some of the wingers just aren't in Giroux's league.

Well it would be hard to justify leaving someone like Kunitz off the team. He brings that rare ability to be able to play on the wing for the best player in the world. Hard to find that kind of skill set.

Protest 12-31-2013 09:00 AM

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Originally Posted by dawkins121 (Post 77047467)
Well it would be hard to justify leaving someone like Kunitz off the team. He brings that rare ability to be able to play on the wing for the best player in the world. Hard to find that kind of skill set.

I'm glad I'm not the only one amazed at the fact that he is penciled into team Canada. He plays on Crosby's wing and he doesn't suck, that's pretty much it. Leaving Giroux off and having Kunitz on is ridiculous. Crosby would have chemistry with a cow if they put one on his wing.

Legion of Goon 12-31-2013 09:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Flyerss (Post 77043219)
Sharp-Toews-Giroux

Keith-Seabrook

would be a dream for me

That would be a dream for me also if they played for the Flyers.

I have mixed feeling if I want him on the team. He wants to be on the team so I hope he makes it and will be fun to watch him., he is on a roll so maybe just continues to roll.

If he does not make the team there is less chance of an injury and he will rested and motivated to finish the season strong to bring us to the playoffs.

BillDineen 12-31-2013 10:16 AM

Kunitz on the team is madness. If Crosby is injured or finds chemistry with another actual star, he would make whichever line he is on significantly worse. I actually like him as a player, but he is not team Canada material.

RJ8812 12-31-2013 10:32 AM

ya, can't see Giroux not being there

Cleary84 12-31-2013 12:04 PM

Posted this is the misc. NHL thread before seeing this...

So I have the luxury of living in State College where we are provided with every broadcast of home Penguins games. So, needless to say if I'm in the mood for a hockey game I have the pleasurable Bob Errey right there with me. This guy is a complete jackass. They just gave their predictions for the Canada roster and Claude Giroux was not even mentioned. I mean on guys, are people really not giving G a chance here? Or is this just stupid Pittsburgh homerism at its finest?

GoneFullHextall 12-31-2013 12:08 PM

Kunitz over Giroux is someones idea of a joke.

BringBackStevens 12-31-2013 12:24 PM

Giroux will be there. He has plenty of wing experience (which is where he would play) and brings a versatile game that you can't get from most of the wingers being considered for the team

Claude has a great shot, he's a good PKer, he's decent defensively (especially at wing), and most importantly his puck posession capabilities and vision are perfect for the big ice

I think he'll tear it up. I'd like to see him play on a line with Tavares and Duchense

orangecrush8 12-31-2013 01:27 PM

Honestly, there is zero chance Giroux is left off the team

Although I think Kunitz makes it as well. I might vomit when I hear the selection.

SuchySays 12-31-2013 01:35 PM

I snicker when I hear Kunitz's name in discussion for Team Canada..

ha. ha. ha.

MP92 12-31-2013 02:02 PM

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Originally Posted by dawkins121 (Post 77047467)
Well it would be hard to justify leaving someone like Kunitz off the team. He brings that rare ability to be able to play on the wing for the best player in the world. Hard to find that kind of skill set.

:laugh:

Mike Richards 18 12-31-2013 03:17 PM

I would love for captain G to go but on the other hand I wouldn't be mad at all for him to get rest and fuel from being left off the roster. Our will have prolly a handful of players going and that's a good chance atleast one gets hurt.

MP92 12-31-2013 03:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Mike Richards 18 (Post 77071851)
I would love for captain G to go but on the other hand I wouldn't be mad at all for him to get rest and fuel from being left off the roster. Our will have prolly a handful of players going and that's a good chance atleast one gets hurt.

Plus there are terrorist attacks going on over there.

Legion of Goon 01-06-2014 11:36 AM

I heard today that Don Cherry does not think Giroux should be on Team Canada

RJ8812 01-06-2014 11:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Legion of Goon (Post 77457119)
I heard today that Don Cherry does not think Giroux should be on Team Canada

Cherry hates all French Canadians

G Money 01-06-2014 11:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Legion of Goon (Post 77457119)
I heard today that Don Cherry does not think Giroux should be on Team Canada

he also says matt duchene is the best player in the nhl

RespectTheCouts 01-06-2014 12:26 PM

The fact that Kunitz is being considered a shoe-in for Team Canada is flat out gross, yes he has chemistry and history with Sid but seriously I could have chemisrty with him and have never played a minute of hockey in my life!

Now think about this for a second, could you imagine G on Crosby's wing?
Now talk to me about Kunitz after you get taken to Hogwarts, Middle-Earth, and Camelot with that kind of wizardry together.

I honestly think Roo's chances this year are smaller than they should be, I also would like to see the type of God-mode Roo will engage if left off Team Canada this year, but who knows maybe if he gets snubbed he can convince Bobby Ryan to come to Philly and they can play like beasts together!!!


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