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

Can Claude Giroux hit 30-goal mark for 1st time?

Can Claude Giroux hit 30-goal mark for 1st time?
Published On: Wed, Oct 25
Nov 28, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Flyers center Claude Giroux (28) and defenseman Mark Streit (32) collide during the first period of a game against the New York Rangers at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Statistically, theres not much Claude Giroux hasnt done at this point of his career.

The Flyers' captain recently reached the 400-assist plateau, a table of four that includes Giroux, Bob Clarke, Brian Propp and Bill Barber in franchise history.

Yeah, thats fun, Giroux said. I never really thought that I was at that number. In the past, Ive played with a lot of guys who can score goals, so it makes it a lot easier.

However, through the first eight games of this season, Giroux is the guy whos the goal scorer and hes on a Tim Kerr-like projection. The captain has five goals in the Flyers' first eight games. If G continues his torrid pace, hell finish the season with 51 goals, which would be a 180-degree deviation from his typical production of points. Its the quickest start Giroux has had in the goal-scoring department since 2011-12 when he ripped home 11 goals in the first 17 games of the season.

But lets slow down the spinning red goal light for a moment. Giroux isnt reaching 50 goals. He knows that, and even 40 goals would be an extreme stretch for someone whos more of a playmaker than a shoot-first sniper. But his first ever 30-goal season? Thats definitely plausible for a player of Girouxs caliber.

Yeah, obviously it would be fun to have that, Giroux said. Theres a lot of hockey left to play. Its only eight games. Im not really thinking of that right now, but if it happens, thats pretty cool.

Read the complete news article here...

More Featured News

Flyers will face New York Islanders again in annual rookie game
Published On: Wed, Aug 15
While the Flyers have not announced the start of their rookie and training camp, they did provide an indication Tuesday of when the camps will be.For the third straight season, the ...
NBC's hockey schedule going where it hasn't been much before
Published On: Mon, Aug 13
NBC will televise the Vegas Golden Knights twice in the first week of the NHL season. The Nashville Predators will be featured three times in the first month. The Arizona Coyotes, C...
Flyers prospect Matthew Strome finding his stride with Barbara Underhill
Published On: Fri, Aug 10
If he wanted, Matthew Strome could proudly tout all of his strengths.He can score, as evidenced by his 37 goals and 68 points in 65 regular-season games for the OHL's Hamilton Bulld...
Why Ron Hextall believes in having goalie tandem for Flyers
Published On: Tue, Aug 07
Sports could easily compile an endangered species list.A In baseball, ita€™s the complete game pitcher.In football, where have all the 300-carry running backs gone?And in hockey, it...
Flyers sign RFA Robert Hagg to 2-year deal
Published On: Thu, Aug 02
General manager Ron Hextall crossed off the final box on his offseason checklist.A Defenseman Robert Hagg, a restricted free agent,A signed a two-year contract Wednesday nightA with...
Should Flyers sign Simmonds long-term? Its complicated
Published On: Tue, Jul 31
An NHL GM can make mistakes in a lot of different ways.One of the most challenging hurdles an executive must clear is determining whether they should keep quality (but aging) mid-le...
Flyers seeking contract extension for Simmonds
Published On: Mon, Jul 30
The Philadelphia Flyers' goal is to sign Wayne Simmonds, a pending unrestricted free agent, to a contract extension, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer."We'd like to sign [Simmo...
Dean Lombardis Flyers contract blocks possible job with Canucks
Published On: Fri, Jul 27
While there was some speculation that Dean Lombardi may have been a serious contender for a job with theA Vancouver Canucks, Sportsneta€™s Elliotte Friedman has learned that Lombard...
JvR thankful for Leafs' clarity before July 1
Published On: Thu, Jul 26
As one of the citya€™s franchises takes on a flood of criticism for severing ties with a star contributor without fair warning, another earns praise from a former player for doing p...
Contract Talks Between Flyers And Robert Hagg Are Progressing
Published On: Thu, Jul 26
Contract talks with restricted free agent defensemanA Robert HaggA are progressing, GM Ron HextallA told reporters, including Sam Donnellon of the Philadelphia News.A  The team is t...
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
Michael Raffl LW
Andrew MacDonald D
Vincent Lecavalier C
See All Players