I think it's clear what has to be done: Jeff Carter and a 2nd to Toronto for Clarke MacArthur. Hurry, Paul, before his value goes up any further!!!
So, I was watching part of the Laffs-Caps game last night and they said something about TO having the least amount of goals from the center position of any team in the NHL. If they only had someting of real value to give besides Schenn.
I think it's time to begin a "Giroux is an overrated mediocre, selfish, defensively irresponsible, small, flash-in-the-pan" campaign to ensure that the Flyers can afford him next year.
"Yeah, two goals of his hat trick were short-handed and the other he stickhandled through both benches, but did you see that brutal turnover in the pregame warm-up? The kid's just going to nosedive any game now, you mark my words!"
Since the evidence that suggests that basketball is SO much more popular than hockey is quite substantial... as long as we don't look at TV ratings or ticket sales and solely base our hypotheses on the racial statistics of Philadelphia.
I swear, these radio stations are blind when it comes to hockey. They mock it with segments like "Hugh on Hockey", barely even know the players on the team (ever hear the midday idiots talk about Bob like he was some completely out of the blue guy that no one expected to ever amount to anything?) and then you have Mike Missanelli's dumb ass bashing hockey and stroking basketball every chance he gets.
Get a ****ing clue. NHL >>> NBA in Philly (especially since the Sixers haven't been relevant in years) and NHL > NBA nationally. Just because ESPN doesn't have highlights of Ovechkin scoring a GWG and would rather shove Lebron James dunking the ball 'with authority!' to score 1/50th of his team's points for the night, doesn't negate this FACT.
As a long-time Gatineau Olympiques' fan, I had the distinct privilege of seeing Claude Giroux's phenomenal development first-hand.
Mark my words, he will someday appear in the upper echelons of the Philadelphia Flyers' all-time career points leaders list.