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01-07-2014, 10:21 AM
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Giroux not selected to Team Canada.

Giroux not selected to Team Canada. I guess he should have participated in orientation camp.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=440552

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NEWARK, N.J. -- Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux received the news he wouldn't be headed to the 2014 Sochi Olympics for Canada while preparing for his team's morning skate at Prudential Center on Tuesday.

It wasn't easy.

"[Canada general manager] Steve Yzerman called me [Tuesday] morning; it was a quick talk," Giroux said. "It's obviously disappointing. It was one of my dreams to play for Canada but there's a lot of good players from Canada and the names announced are talented, good players. It's disappointing, but it happens."

Giroux acknowledged the best medicine was the fact he'll lead his club in a Metropolitan Division game with the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday.

"Some believe everything happens for a reason, and if I didn't make this team, there's a reason behind it," he said. "But I'm not upset or mad. It's a tough day, but it's a good thing I have a game so I can just put this behind me and keep moving forward."

Devils coach Peter DeBoer was surprised when informed Giroux was not named to the team.

"Wow," DeBoer said. "I'm a big fan. So for me, he's one of the top five or 10 guys on my list. But I'm not Steve Yzerman and not Hockey Canada, and those are tough decisions. That's my two cents."

Flyers coach Craig Berube was also a bit perplexed by the decision.

"I am surprised he didn't make it, but again, there are a lot of good players," Berube said. "It's not easy to pick those teams."
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NEWARK — From the beginning of the season, Claude Giroux has been stressed out.

It was fine and well that he got one preseason game under his belt after recovering from an early August hand injury so he could play in the Flyers’ season opener.

To him, he was already behind the 8-ball.

He had missed a late-August orientation camp for Team Canada to rehab the hand, which purportedly put some doubt into his Olympic chances.

Tuesday, the Canadian Olympic squad was announced in suburban Toronto and Giroux was not one of the 14 forwards named to the team.

“I did the best I could,” Giroux said of his first three months and change of the season, basically an audition for Canada’s decision makers. “I think having a bad start personally and with the team – I think we bounced back pretty hard. We’ve been playing pretty good. We’ve had a lot of road games lately and it’s good to be back on track.”
http://blogs.courierpostonline.com/f...lympic-roster/


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If this is true I don't really care. Good for team USA and good for Giroux to get some rest. This will likely light a fire under his ass too, he isn;'t the type to take this rejection lightly.

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Wow, he got snubbed. I don't believe it. Jeff Carter made it...

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Kunitz made it over G, just let that set in

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USA all the way. I'm glad actually, why would I want one of my favorite Flyers on the team I would be hoping gets embarrassed?

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You know what, eff it. Can't wait to see the chip on his shoulder post-Olympics.

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Good. He can rest up during the Olympic break and play really well to end the season and into the playoffs.

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I mean as an American and Flyers fan I guess this is a good thing, but wow I'm pissed off.

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Wow, he got snubbed. I don't believe it. Jeff Carter made it...
Carter was a bit of a snub last time.


I love this news. Let G get rested and light a fire under his ass, and it helps improve team USA's chances.

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Hopefully G uses it as motivation to show up every night.

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I like it... now I really have no reason what so ever to cheer for canada And I'll enjoy watchin G prove em wrong!

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Rick Nash, Chris Kunitz and Jeff Carter over Claude Giroux...

Awesome presentation by the way boys, understated brevity at it's finest.

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As a Canadian, I am pissed off. Just idiotic.

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Rick Nash is a travesty....

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So Giroux didn't make it because of a slow start, but Rick Nash has 18 pts this year and makes it?

Sure...I see the logic there.

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Rick Nash, Chris Kunitz and Jeff Carter over Claude Giroux...

Awesome presentation by the way boys, understated brevity at it's finest.
Hahaha, Nash over Giroux?

That's worse than any of the US snubs. Nash has been completely brutal, he's on pace for about 15 goals this year.

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Rick Nash is a travesty....
What about Stamkos? Yzerman taking his broken boy over G. This could come back to haunt him and the Lightning.

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Awesome presentation by the way boys, understated brevity at it's finest.
There was a pretentious oscillation in the theory that "brevity is the soul of nitwit."

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This is pure *********.

Chris ****ing Kunitz. Are you ****ing kidding me?

But thank god we have Rick Nash.

This makes me sick to my stomach right now

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I love this for the Flyers but hate it for Giroux. How many olympics can a player get in his career? It's a disgusting snub.

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Not surprised about Giroux.

Kunitz and Nash are surprising, but Canada isn't very strong on left wing, so someone has to play there.

I'm happy for Carter; he'll play well on the big ice.

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Also feel badly for St. Louis. Would've liked to have seen him have one last shot at the Olympics.

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Good. I hoped this would happen. Hopefully this will light a fire under his ass and take his game to the next level.

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Giroux has the most points in the last 3 years outside of Malkin.

But he had a crappy October...

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