It was around this time four years ago that highlighted one of the biggest slights in Claude Giroux’s career. Team Canada announced its 25-man Olympic roster and the Flyers’ captain wasn’t on it. The next day, the Flyers were at home against the Montreal Canadiens and defenseman P.K. Subban came into Wells Fargo Center looking for Giroux. “You should be there with us,” Subban, now with the Nashville Predators, told Giroux on his way past the Flyers locker room heading to where the visitors dress. This time around the NHL isn’t participating in the Olympics. Giroux is in the top 20 in scoring in the NHL and might’ve gotten the opportunity he didn’t in Sochi. We’ll never know. A lot has changed since then. Giroux’s numbers dropped each of the next three seasons, leading some critics to wonder if he was washed up heading into this season. So far, he’s racked up more than a point per game. Guess the 29-year-old forward isn’t over the hill just yet.
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Courier-Post | Dec 19