Claude Giroux: Franchise Player...?
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02-23-2011, 04:40 PM
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He's clearly improved... he couldn't make the team out of camp a couple years ago.
As discussed in the 100 pt thread a couple weeks ago or whatever, those expectations are rather lofty given Giroux's age and what he's done to this point. The fact of the matter is that he's in his prime scoring years
. There might be some improvement going forward, but it's a big leap from 75 pt pace (22 guys last year) to 100 pts (4 guys). And remember, smaller players tend to develop faster than bigger guys.
The first statement is totally out of context though. Giroux didn't make the team out of camp because he had his wisdom teeth out right before the start of the season. If you don't think something like that effects you, you have'nt had them removed. If they were impacted, all he would of been able to eat was ice cream and milkshakes. I believe he lost a lot of weight too. Then went on a tear a few weeks later in the AHL.
Giroux is every bit as important as Richards on this team. Also, you use Giroux playing with Carter as an advantage to Giroux. Carter has always been a shoot first player, and always will be. He also dominates the puck on his shifts, and has been a one man army( apart from the last couple of games to be fair).
I think Giroux production is being hurt by playing with Carter
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