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Giroux blames Crosby for surgery

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09:46 AM ET 07.28 | Flyers fans' lasting impression of the team's first-round playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins might be Claude Giroux's first shift of Game 6, when in 32 seconds Giroux crushed Sidney Crosby before going on to score the game's first goal. The Flyers went on to win that game and eliminate the Pens from the postseason. Giroux's lasting reminders, however, will come in the form of a pair of scars on his wrists, resulting from two surgeries he underwent this summer. Turns out, according to the Timmins Press, the injuries and resulting scars are care of Crosby. "Those are from [Sidney] Crosby," Giroux told the paper. "Every time we'd line up against each other for a face-off during our series, instead of going for the puck when it was dropped, he'd hack me across the wrists. I ended up playing the series against Jersey with one of them fractured and had to go for surgery on both of them after we were out of the playoffs."

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July 28, 2012  10:00 AM ET

If you think you got hacked last year just wait until next year Claude.

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July 28, 2012  10:15 AM ET

So I'm supposed to feel bad for him....This is the same guy that tried to injure someone the next series right?

July 28, 2012  10:26 AM ET

Quit yer whining, grow a pair and ... play the game!

July 28, 2012  10:30 AM ET

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa............

July 28, 2012  10:34 AM ET
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What's your point? When did hockey players become such whiny pussers? I'm sure you were hacked on 3/4's of the other 2500 faceoffs you took last year. So did every other C. So shut up.

Oh you're such a tough guy Limey. Two broken wrists make him a real wimp especially when he continued to play the rest of the playoffs.......... You continue to amaze me but I guess there really is no cure for stupid.

July 28, 2012  10:34 AM ET
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What's your point? When did hockey players become such whiny pussers? I'm sure you were hacked on 3/4's of the other 2500 faceoffs you took last year. So did every other C. So shut up.

Agreed.

Somebody needs to get him HBO so he can watch "The Broad Street Bullies."

July 28, 2012  10:36 AM ET

All the tough talk on here has me thinking. All you **** would be hiding underneath your mommies apron if you went through the pain most players go through. Now go sit back on your sofa and watch your fantasy shows tough girls.

July 28, 2012  10:37 AM ET
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All the tough talk on here has me thinking. All you **** would be hiding underneath your mommies apron if you went through the pain most players go through. Now go sit back on your sofa and watch your fantasy shows tough girls.

Bad Friday night Hung?

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July 28, 2012  11:01 AM ET

of all the penalties in that series, i don't remember one for slashing on a face off

July 28, 2012  11:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

All the tough talk on here has me thinking. All you **** would be hiding underneath your mommies apron if you went through the pain most players go through. Now go sit back on your sofa and watch your fantasy shows tough girls.

Wait , what channel? I'm against hacking the wrists, a bad sissy thing to do.

July 28, 2012  11:26 AM ET

Actually that was an enjoyable series to watch.

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July 28, 2012  12:01 PM ET

That mean ol' Sid hacked my wrists. Next time I see him I'm gonna scratch his eyes out.

I've watched a few Penguin games and I watched that series with the Flyers I can see why people get so mad a Sid for hacking other players. I've watched other teams go out of their way to avoid hitting him and have actually apologized if their stick came up a little on him.

July 28, 2012  12:47 PM ET

Get some kleenex for Giroux. Just play the game. I would have loved ole Claude to have laced them up against Bobby Clarke, Mark Messier or Gordie Howe. Now those guys could carve a dude, never mind lil' Sid.

July 28, 2012  01:13 PM ET

I hate to see players hurt because of cheap shots. It doesn't matter what color the sweater is Playing hard is one thing but playing dirty is another.

July 28, 2012  02:26 PM ET
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I hate to see players hurt because of cheap shots. It doesn't matter what color the sweater is Playing hard is one thing but playing dirty is another.

Seriously? U guys are joking right? That was a brutal series of hacks and cheap shots GIVEN OUT BY ALL PLAYERS ON BOTH TEAMS. Hello??? So save the sidney BS. Every player with the possible exception of Jags was all hack all the time. For Giroux to say that is completely pathetic. Especially after he was suspended for his own intent to injure cheap shot. Let it go dude, it just makes you look like a clown. Total ridiculous. Joec got it right, Sidney was 4% the hack that Mess or Clarkie or Howe were. Giroux needs to shut his mouth... at the very least until he's won something. Ugh reeeediculous.

 
July 28, 2012  02:48 PM ET
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Did you have a traumatizing wrist injury back in the day that still haunts you?

whiCh ruiNed thE autoMatic hAnd reLease

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