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Giroux on surgically repaired wrists: “Those are from Crosby”

Jul 27, 2012, 11:40 AM EDT

Claude Giroux‘s offseason was marked by a pair of wrist surgeries that left him with casts on both arms.

But now, the plaster is off and things are essentially back to normal — save two surgical scars on his wrists.

Giroux recently opened up to The Timmins Press about his scars, wrists (one of which was fractured) and, most interestingly, how he was injured in the first place.

“Those are from Crosby,” he says half smiling, but with some tension in his voice. “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.”

This is just the latest salvo in the Crosby-Giroux rivalry, one that followed this:

And this:

With the Crosby-Ovechkin rivalry fallen on hard times (in that it’s been non-existent for two years,) shouldn’t more emphasis should be put on Crosby-Giroux as the marquee superstar rivalry in the NHL?

Think about it: Pittsburgh and Philly hate each other, the Pens and Flyers play each other all the time and in terms of star profile — Philly head coach Peter Laviolette is on record saying Giroux’s the best player in the world.

Related: Even after two wrist surgeries Giroux is able to play beer pong

210 Comments (Feed for Comments)
  1. mclovinhockey - Jul 27, 2012 at 4:25 PM

    Glad voracek didn’t have to have surgery as well after that huge one handed slash he took that sent his glove flying across the rink… Then again, guess when your hand is not in the glove, doesn’t hurt as much HAHAHAHA ; )

    • andyreidisfat - Jul 29, 2012 at 7:54 PM

      Seriously, why is this so funny you felt the need to capitalize. I don’t even get it.

      • mclovinhockey - Jul 30, 2012 at 3:06 PM

        this is what I was talking about, it was a very funny yet pointless thing.

  2. bobhpine - Jul 27, 2012 at 4:25 PM

    But the flyers never actually win anything…I love the 100 point season rap…that must look nice next to all the ten win seasons the eagles have…ha….losers

    • xdatsyukx13 - Jul 29, 2012 at 11:34 PM

      The old Flyers “did actually win stuff”, and even though the Flyers of today haven’t had as much playoff and overall success as the old Broad Street Bullies, (2 cups and numerous finals appearances), I do consider getting 100 points in a season and defeating one of the best teams in the league (Pittsburgh), a very good achievement

  3. charleslouis99 - Jul 27, 2012 at 5:11 PM

    the whole soup can thing is just embarrassing if I was a pens fan good thing I’m not a pens fan I’m a blues fan players like Crosby aren’t good to build your team around tavares giroux Richards Elias the staals ovechkin while they might not have as much talent as Crosby they lead by example and can play in tough situations every once in awhile
    I like the every team in the Atlantic except the pens because who doesn’t want to see Crosby limping off the ice after a good pummeling having fourth line players fight his battles and the thing about the other teams in the Atlantic division not pen is that most of their players aren’t afraid to drop the gloves and tend not to whine about sissy stuff like crysby

    • bmoreredfury311 - Jul 27, 2012 at 10:19 PM

      pretty much spot on

      • charleslouis99 - Jul 28, 2012 at 12:09 AM

        It appears the soup can army does not approve lol. Oooooo I’m scared
        But seriously Id rather have any other captain in the league to build a team around just wanna clear that up

      • miketoasty - Jul 31, 2012 at 1:28 PM

        charleslouis99 – Crosby is one of the best leaders in the league and that shows when he was selected as an alternate captain at the 2010 winter olympics for Canada (Passing up players such as Staal, and Richards). You may not like him as a leader but the people who matter, do.

    • soupcanarmygeneral - Jul 28, 2012 at 10:07 AM

      the soup can does not approve. PITT IS THE BEST STATE IN THE WORLD… WE ALSO LOVE THE PENS…. hey i just noticed something… you cant spell penguins with out PENIS… WE LOVE PENIS AT THE SOUP CAN ARMY

      • flyers0116 - Jul 28, 2012 at 12:50 PM

        Pitt is not a state you moron

      • miketoasty - Jul 31, 2012 at 1:29 PM

        As a Pens fan, this is embarrassing.

    • kitshky - Jul 29, 2012 at 1:02 PM

      Yes the kid who tries to be an “army” is lame as … but gimme a break on “ya don’t build your team around a player like Crosby”.

      No one broke more wrists in the past 20 years than Mark Messier and he’s considered one of the greatest leaders in all of sport. It’s a tough game (Rocket Richard, Bobby Clarke, Kevin Stevens, Hextall ….and the list goes on) and Giroux was talking about a player on his teams biggest rival.

      Claude Giroux, Brad Richards, Jon Tavares, and anyone else you can think of doesnt even come close to Crosby. I’m in no way a Pen’s fan (and I generally will take any chance I can to smack down that lil soup can sh*t) and the Blues are a great franchise …. but give your head a shake man.

      • charleslouis99 - Jul 30, 2012 at 10:31 PM

        Yea if Crosby was on my team I would prolly support him but if his career is gonna be like this for the rest of his career no thanks he needs some more maturity

  4. pithockey - Jul 27, 2012 at 5:32 PM

    Ok why do people care if Crosby cries to the refs? Let him cry! It’s how he is! Sometimes it works to! Just let the kid cry to the refs! Check the rule book is there anything against crying to the refs? No so let him cry to the refs! Let him be a cry baby

    • miketoasty - Jul 31, 2012 at 1:36 PM

      Sorry didn’t realize it was 2005. Let’s check something out that actually happened this year:

  5. earlcpeacock - Jul 27, 2012 at 5:35 PM

    charlesloius im sorry you have to root for an irrelevant no talent team, but dont hate on the soup can army and all of its firepower. jealousy is a terrible thing cant you see how much of an ass it makes those philthy fans? they think beating the franchise is like winning the cup lol wat a bunch of losers!!! hahaha dan carcillo

    • charleslouis99 - Jul 28, 2012 at 12:13 AM

      Did your other accounts like this??

      • charleslouis99 - Jul 28, 2012 at 12:15 AM

        O and who was a few points from winning the presidents trophy? Far from irrelevant in St Louis sorry we don’t have attention hogs

      • flyers0116 - Jul 28, 2012 at 12:53 PM

        I have much more respect for the Blues than the Pengoons. The Pens could not beat the skill of the flyers so Crosby tries to break wrists? What a wuss scumbucket douchebag.

    • flyers0116 - Jul 28, 2012 at 12:57 PM

      Oh and that “irrelevant” team, had more points than your team and made it further in the playoffs than the Penguins. And they have a better coached team, better goaltender, and better defense than the Pengoons.

      • charleslouis99 - Jul 28, 2012 at 6:09 PM

        Thanks for the respect sir in the league there are 2 fanbases I really don’t like that is LA and Pittsburgh all others I can tolerate because they have actual knowledge of the game and don’t speak every sentence with arrogance

  6. pithockey - Jul 27, 2012 at 5:40 PM

    Earlcpeacock you’re an embarrassment to the pens no wonder flyers fans hate us I would too

  7. earlcpeacock - Jul 27, 2012 at 5:53 PM

    sounds like u already do u benedict arnold. theres no room in the soup can army for bandwagon fans like u. Soup Can Army and thepensblog will have none of that. we know how to represent our franchise so you might as well root for philthadelphia you commie. STAY CHUNKY

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Jul 27, 2012 at 6:32 PM


    • bmoreredfury311 - Jul 27, 2012 at 10:39 PM

      You guys are the true bandwagon fans for/in Pittsburgh, you dumba$$es in the Soup can army are the main reason people outside of the hills hate you.
      I was in Pittsburgh for the classic and i met a lot of great and kind locals, and then again you had your dumb fans which were your soup can thing. All huddle up in a group of ten wear number 87 jersey’s like he was the only guy on the team.

    • flyers0116 - Jul 28, 2012 at 4:15 PM

      You are so original calling Philadelphia Philthadelphia. GROW UP! I live in Pittsburgh and it is not any cleaner in Pittsburgh. Grow a brain you loser.

  8. hockeyknowledge - Jul 27, 2012 at 5:58 PM

    come back when you can be objective and civilized dented can army.

  9. afc22 - Jul 27, 2012 at 6:01 PM

    No dog in this fight, but i have to say Crosby’s style is unfortunate for him, Pittsburgh and hockey. He’d be one of the most popular players in the league if all he did was show up and play hard…but instead most hockey fans find it difficult to root for the guy even with his concussions.

  10. earlcpeacock - Jul 27, 2012 at 6:02 PM

    i dont kno who u think ur talking to hockeynoknowledge but clearly your unaware of how your suppose to respect the soup can army. first why dont u purchase this shirt and join the revolution second, go blow your dad

    • claysbar - Jul 27, 2012 at 9:27 PM


  11. jnealsmeatymember - Jul 27, 2012 at 6:13 PM

    Earl is right, just admit that The Franchise will destroy the NHL this yr as usual, come talk sh!t Filly when u raise Stanley, which will be never!

  12. GenosGirthRod - Jul 27, 2012 at 6:20 PM

    The Soupcan Army has no room for traitors. Everytime a child is born in Pittsburgh aka GIRTHBURG, the Army gets Thicker. Unlike in Filthy where they toss their mutant children into dumpsters. Everyone knows that The Franchise will dominate again this year. Filthy should just pack up their joke of an organization and relocate to Seatlle.

    • flyers0116 - Jul 28, 2012 at 4:55 PM

      Hahaha, if any franchise is a joke, it is Pittsburgh. They already almost skipped town two or three times already because their “fanbase” does not support the team during their lengthy “rebuilding” phases they have gone through. If any team in PA should move to Seattle it is the Penguins.

  13. antmel30 - Jul 27, 2012 at 6:26 PM

    Do you realize you make all people from Pittsburg sound gay. I think your a Pittsburg hater. It’s pathetic dude what’s your adress so I can send u some cash and you get an get your first piece of action at Chinese parlor. You talk about more penis than Sandusky. You must be the biggest dork in Pitt. I am sure Crosby is thrilled you talk about his junk all day. You seem real n

  14. antmel30 - Jul 27, 2012 at 6:29 PM

    You seem real sane especially when you talk about soup can then answer your own questions. This dude probably has crosby junk tattooed on his but hole.

  15. antmel30 - Jul 27, 2012 at 6:30 PM

    You seem real sane especially when you talk about soup can then answer your own questions. This dude probably has crosby junk tattooed on his crack.

  16. pithockey - Jul 27, 2012 at 6:44 PM

    If you were a true pens fan you wouldn’t call the best player in the league a soup can! Lol every other team in the NHL probably wonders why we call the best player in the league a soup can. Btw what’s the point in havin ten names????

  17. earlcpeacock - Jul 27, 2012 at 6:47 PM

    please losers of 37 years, dont disrespect the soup can army. just buy a fresh tshirt

  18. pithockey - Jul 27, 2012 at 6:51 PM

    “We know how to support our franchise by calling our franchise player a soup can!” “I agree with myself! No room for traitors!” You’re a joke and a disgrace to Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh penguins… Ya they are called the penguins not the “soup can army”

  19. philly4lyfe - Jul 27, 2012 at 7:27 PM

    I honestly feel bad for intelligent pens fans that have to be lumped in with this kid.

    • claysbar - Jul 27, 2012 at 9:30 PM

      I hate to admit, god forgive me, but once in a while you just gotta laugh your ass off on some of his posts.

      • handsofsweed - Jul 27, 2012 at 9:40 PM

        Every now and then he says something that’s really funny. Otherwise, he’s a huge embarassment.

      • claysbar - Jul 27, 2012 at 9:42 PM


  20. bleed4philly - Jul 27, 2012 at 8:01 PM

    Crosby slashed him a few times in the circle, never got called.

  21. charleslouis99 - Jul 27, 2012 at 8:10 PM

    lol oh my gosh these pens fans are full of themselves its sad really

  22. tasteofletangstaint - Jul 27, 2012 at 8:37 PM

    If you can’t get behind Sid and his soup can sized manhood then get out of the way, because that’s not something you want your ass to be in front of.

  23. earlcpeacock - Jul 27, 2012 at 8:43 PM

    the penguins are called “the franchise” dumbass and the greatest fans of the greatest sports team are called the “soup can army” dirty butt plug. u need to show us, the superior franchise, a little bit more respect. SO SHOW IT

  24. bracket5 - Jul 27, 2012 at 9:09 PM

    Earl, you should share what you’re smokin. Asswipe.

  25. phillyphan72 - Jul 27, 2012 at 10:12 PM

    Crosby is a punk,plain and simple.the whole world saw it in the playoffs..Never ,ever get that respect back from other players or fans in the league.I can’t wait til he gets crushed by some goon and can’t play anymore because his head isn’t right to begin with

    • claysbar - Jul 27, 2012 at 10:29 PM

      Wow, wishing pain and suffering upon another human being. Classy.

      • melonheadsdaddy - Jul 27, 2012 at 10:39 PM

        See below post. Or simply go backwards and see the little puss Pitt fan wish aids upon everyone but himself…”class” has been thrown out the window on this post so you should probably not let something like this bother you…the economy sucks. Probably Philadelphias fault…that’s cool.

      • claysbar - Jul 27, 2012 at 10:42 PM

        See my response to his post as well. Don’t group all fans or people from a city together.

      • melonheadsdaddy - Jul 27, 2012 at 10:50 PM

        Hence why I said “class” has been thrown out the window…try to see through the red my friend…

      • claysbar - Jul 27, 2012 at 11:27 PM

        Thumbs down for not wishing pain and suffering? I hope you don’t own pets…

  26. earlcpeacock - Jul 27, 2012 at 10:32 PM

    i hope pronger dies of aids and concussion like symptoms

    • claysbar - Jul 27, 2012 at 10:40 PM

      Dude, for all the jokes, that’s not cool.

    • flyers0116 - Jul 28, 2012 at 6:04 PM

      You are truly a classless douchebag peacock

  27. melonheadsdaddy - Jul 27, 2012 at 10:35 PM

    Fact: pittsburgh is 113 miles from happy valley. Philly is 193…not sure how it relates to us Philadelphians being pedophiles or “claiming” sandusky…he was probably a Pittsburgh fan by your (all 13 of your usernames…”you” know who “you” are..) logic…just sayin..

  28. bettmanblows - Jul 27, 2012 at 10:52 PM

    Nice try Claudette, but it’s damn near impossible that you tore cartilage on a face off from a slash. It must have been Sid overpowering you. And bone spurs take time to get. You must have a short memory.

    • flyers0116 - Jul 28, 2012 at 6:07 PM

      You do not think someone can injure someone’s wrist with a slash? Are you an idiot?

      • bettmanblows - Jul 29, 2012 at 8:42 PM

        I didn’t say that you cant get injured from a slash, jerkoff. What I said was you are not going to tear cartillage from a slash or get a bone spur. And why would he even address that now? The season is over so let it rest.

  29. bobhpine - Jul 27, 2012 at 10:54 PM

    How do you Philly losers respond to the fact that YOUR TEAM NEVER WINS? Ignore the rest…answer that

    • melonheadsdaddy - Jul 28, 2012 at 8:35 AM

      2008. Good enough for you?

  30. earlcpeacock - Jul 27, 2012 at 10:57 PM

    philthadelphia is the anus of PA only turds come out of there. be a real man and join the rev. buy a t

  31. earlcpeacock - Jul 28, 2012 at 12:13 AM

    yea thats probably why ur dumbass isnt a gm. get a clue u st. louis blues irrelevant jackoff. step up to the army when ur team does something relevant in the nhl. until then zip that pole smoker up. SOUP CAN ARMY. BUY A T

    • charleslouis99 - Jul 28, 2012 at 12:28 AM

      Lol and you think I value a little kids opinion I’m glad I’m not GM of the blues we have the GM of the year I trust Armstrong but really there’s no crying in hockey that’s why I font like Crosby malkin fleury or letang and if you’re trying to spark some revolution you’re nor setting a good example

    • charleslouis99 - Jul 28, 2012 at 12:38 AM

      And who the hell uses tumblr lol someone’s forever alone

  32. jnealsmeatymember - Jul 28, 2012 at 12:38 AM

    Look at this redic jealousy of The Franchise and Soup Can’s raw ability to dominate every team on ice. He is also known to stretch every female so wide that they often use their cervix as a playground tunnel for little 87 jersey wearing tikes. Quit embarrassing urselves and bow down!!

  33. cosmoandmelovepens - Jul 28, 2012 at 12:40 AM

    Charles is just a jealous retard. And can people honestly look in the mirror and say that there team is a bunch of saints. I didn’t think so. Look at how popular gordie Howe is. They had to make specific penalties for him.

  34. pdmjr - Jul 28, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    geroux is a liar

  35. broadstbully33 - Jul 28, 2012 at 9:45 AM

    soup can army is the can food drive they hold all year round to support the penguins cuz fans dont

  36. earlcpeacock - Jul 28, 2012 at 9:47 AM

    he is a liar, he only said that about soup can so he can get some recognition by putting his name with the great one. kudos claudette, thats the onlybway aby human will know your name.

  37. earlcpeacock - Jul 28, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    its ashame broadstreetbully was never alive to witness the greatness of hoisting the cup up. HAHA LOSER TOWN PA. be jealous of the army and the city of champions. SHOW US SOME RESPECT

    • flyers0116 - Jul 28, 2012 at 6:09 PM

      “Loser town, PA” You must be referring to Pittsburgh, they still have a losing record. Flyers have winning record.

  38. earlcpeacock - Jul 28, 2012 at 10:24 AM

    looks like we have some jealous philthadelphia fans among us! that makes the army feel special that you want to be included! make sure u purchase a t

  39. mattryannolan - Jul 28, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    Pittsburgh sure talks a lot of crap for a team that got pounded this year and their third best player wanted out so bad he refused a massive offer. I just wish the annoying Pens fans realize they are gladly taking the title of worst fans in sports from the whole city of Philadelphia.

  40. jnealsmeatymember - Jul 28, 2012 at 12:49 PM

    Soup can is known to have a stable of the hottest broads known to man. This stable is shrouded in secrecy because if the normal man would ever gaze upon these top tier pieces, they would instantly drop dead from the sight of pure bliss. Only the great messiah soup can sid can slay this tier of undescribable poonage. Cameras cannot capture such images, the technology is beyond inferior.

  41. jnealsmeatymember - Jul 28, 2012 at 1:03 PM

    Lavy wanted to start sh!t with Danny B, please. Danny would have broken lavys wrists and legs mafioso style. Filly is full of fellators!

    • flyers0116 - Jul 28, 2012 at 6:40 PM

      Are you kidding? Bylsma was too chickensh*t to get into a fight with Lavy. Lavy would have pounded him, And then Berube would have crushed Bylsma too.

  42. earlcpeacock - Jul 28, 2012 at 2:28 PM

    coming from a flygirls fan that hasnt won a cup in 37 years? i guess your right, making it past round 1 is like winning the cup for you broke back losers. YOUR CREAM CHEESE SUCKS

  43. broadstbully33 - Jul 28, 2012 at 3:26 PM

    bring your cans to the consol arena so they can afford a team. if no one answers dont worry forward them to kansas city

  44. earlcpeacock - Jul 28, 2012 at 6:20 PM


  45. charleslouis99 - Jul 28, 2012 at 8:08 PM

    Ahem who was bounced in the first round again??? And lets not forget when you were beaten by 90 year old Dwayne roloson the season before

  46. earlcpeacock - Jul 28, 2012 at 8:39 PM


  47. jnealsmeatymember - Jul 28, 2012 at 11:09 PM

    Danny B would hav laid lavy out cold with a roundhouse kick to the face. Lavys thyroid levels are soo low that his thicket-like eyebrow growth has taken over his face.

  48. sheckyrimshot - Jul 29, 2012 at 10:14 AM

    two-hundred and first!!

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