Philadelphia Flyers Hockey Schedule, News, Tickets, Scores, Players, Blogs, Videos, Links and More
More Fan Site Teams:

Flyers should trade Claude Giroux

Flyers should trade Claude Giroux
Published On: Tue, Apr 11
Apr 24, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Flyers center Claude Giroux (28) during the second period against the Washington Capitals in game six of the first round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Steve Mason might have played his last game as a Flyer this weekend.

He's not the only one.

That's because, last month, Claude Giroux opened a door.

He admitted that his surgically repaired hip and abdomen hindered him through the first 60 games of the season. He admitted this March 19 as he explained his improved play over the previous 10 games, in which he had nine points and a plus-2 rating. He got seven more points and a plus-2 mark in the 11 games hence, a 21-game run of 16 points and a plus-4.

He'd managed just 42 points in the first 60 games and was minus-19. He'd lied about his health and effectiveness through 75 percent of the season and, with a worrisome history of concussions, he had virtually no trade value, since he would be owed almost $40 million through 2022.

If "G" was healthy and playing poorly, he was worthless at that price. He had faded.

If "G" was hurt and playing through it, he was heroic; and, if he regained his All-Star form he would be attractive for a team looking for a finishing piece. He has regained that form.

So, by admitting that he wasn't whole, he nudged a door open for general manager Ron Hextall and the Flyers' front office. He became tradeable again.

Unthinkable, right? Think again.

Read the complete news article here...


More Featured News

ESPN analyst ranks Flyers' farm system No. 1 in NHL
Published On: Tue, Aug 15
Ron Hextall never told fans to "trust the process," but apparently any faith in the Flyers' GM has been vindicated.At least that's the case if you believe ESPN NHL writer Corey Pronman's latest far...
Gostisbehere has healthy outlook heading into Flyers season
Published On: Sat, Aug 12
Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere said as good as he feels now, it's hard to remember what it felt like at this time a year ago.Gostisbehere helped Team Hollydell to a 10-1 win aga...
If Nolan Patrick makes Flyers, where does he best fit?
Published On: Sun, Aug 06
Throughout the offseason, we'll ask questions about the Flyers to our resident hockey analysts and see what they have to say.Going End to End today are CSNPhilly.com reporters John Boruk, Tom Dough...
Flyers sign other high 2017 draft picks Frost, Ratcliffe
Published On: Fri, Aug 04
Nolan Patrick was the headliner of the Philadelphia Flyers 2017 NHL Draft class as the second overall pick, but hes not the only important part of GM Ron Hextalls continuing rebuild.The Flyers ende...
Johnny Hockey: I love Calgary, dont get me wrong
Published On: Wed, Jul 26
Johnny Gaudreau made headlines last week when he went on Philadelphia radio and said it would be sweet to play for the Flyers one day.Gaudreau " a South Jersey native who grew up cheering for the F...
Flyers' pick Nolan Patrick treated for abscess, 'doing fine,' says Ron Hextall
Published On: Sat, Jul 22
Flyers first-round pick Nolan Patrick was treated for the facial infection that prevented him from skating this week.Nolan had an abscess/boil that has been addressed and he is doing well, Flyers g...
Flames Gaudreau open to playing for hometown Flyers in future
Published On: Fri, Jul 21
While the Philadelphia Flyers faithful may be salivating at the thought of blue-chip prospect Nolan Patrick leading the club into the future, a bona fide superstar is seeing visions of eventually j...
Nolan Patrick is dealing with an infection in his face
Published On: Thu, Jul 20
Nolan Patrick just cant seem to catch a break when it comes to staying healthy.Patrick was scheduled to skate at the Flyers practice facility on Thursday morning, but the team announced that he wou...
Golden Knights owner: Las Vegas already outselling the Penguins, Flyers and Bruins
Published On: Tue, Jul 18
The Vegas Golden Knights haven't taken the ice for a single game yet.But their owner, Bill Foley, says the NHL's latest expansion team is already among the league's best ticket sellers, outdoing ic...
Flyers sign No. 2 pick Nolan Patrick to entry-level deal
Published On: Mon, Jul 17
The Philadelphia Flyers have signed forward Nolan Patrick to an entry-level deal, the team announced Monday.Patrick was selected by the Flyers with the second-overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft. Th...
Jerseys Hats Shirts Sweatshirts

Name Pos
Luke Schenn D
Michael Del Zotto D
Nick Schultz D
Steve Mason G
R.J. Umberger LW
Colin McDonald RW
Radko Gudas D
Andrew MacDonald D
Michael Raffl LW
Ryan White C
See All Players