Claude Giroux can spin a puck from the blade of his right-handed stick. He can fire it. He can lift it. He can manipulate its direction and pace.

None of this surprises Jaromir Jagr, the eighth-leading scorer in NHL history.

What impressed Jagr, though, is that Giroux works almost as hard as he does — and Jagr is a legendary rink rat, often stepping away only so that he can run for hours while wearing a weighted vest.

Jagr is an iconic player for the Flyers.

Giroux, born two years before Jagr was drafted in 1990, is Philadelphia`s best player — and not just because his 93 points were third among all players during the regular season.