The Philadelphia Flyers are excited to have a representative in the All-Star Game.
The Philadelphia Flyers are lucky to have a captain like Claude Giroux. He’s grown with the team since he was drafted 22nd overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. Giroux is the 19th captain of the Flyers and his leadership has helped to push the Flyers’ team to new levels. He is the Flyers lone representative in the 2016 All-Star Game that takes place on January 30-31st in Nashville, Tennessee. Giroux takes the ice as part of a roster of participants who will be part of the NHL Skills competition Saturday night. There is no doubt that Giroux is hoping to make the Flyers nation proud and show that the City of Brotherly Love has what it takes to create top-level players. Saturday’s edition of Buzz on the Street will be a preview of what Giroux will be doing down in Music City and other Flyers news from the past 24 hours.
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The rosters for the 2016 NHL Skills Competition are out, and Claude Giroux will play a big role for the Eastern Conference team on Saturday night at the annual event. The Flyers captain, the only representative from Philadelphia going to Nashville, will take part in the Accuracy Shooting competition, the stick handling portion of the Skills Challenge Relay, and the Shootout at the end of the night. Every player will participate in that last one. The event can be seen at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN in the United States, and Sportsnet, CBC and TVA Sports in Canada.
Andy Dudones for Today’s Slapshot
Every team has a moment in every season that defines their year. For the Philadelphia Flyers, that moment may have been their 4-3 overtime win against the NHL-leading Washington Capitals on January 27. Instead of riding a four-game losing streak into the All-Star break, the orange and black not only enter the break on a high note, they’ve also moved to within five points of a playoff spot in the process.
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Steve Mason is injured after all….. “It’s not too serious,” Mason said. “We’re in the stretch here where we have a little bit of time to take advantage of some rest. That’s what we’re doing.”
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Claude Giroux has written for the Player’s Tribune before. He had a regular What The (Blank)? back at the end of 2015, but now he’s an All-Star, and that calls for an All-Star What The (Blank)? There are, sadly, no banana drawings this time, nor any mentions of grilled cheese, but his handwriting is back, and with it, some reasonable (and questionable) answers.Like… the G Thing, G? Really? Actually, this isn’t surprising at all. It’s kind of easy, if you think about it. You do you, G.