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Video: McLennan talks Crosby-Giroux feud, ‘Canes goaltending

Mar 14, 2014, 1:19 PM EDT

During the first period of Wednesday’s Rivalry Night game between Boston and Montreal, former NHL goalie Jamie McLennan conducted a video chat with fans through the Edward Jones Face Time initiative.

Among the topics discussed? The notion that Claude Giroux was left off Team Canada’s Olympic team because of his rivalry with Sidney Crosby, and the three-headed goalie monster in Carolina.

Here be the videos…

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  1. xflyersx - Mar 14, 2014 at 1:39 PM

    Take us to the promised land G!

    • newjerseydevilsfanpuckcollection - Mar 14, 2014 at 1:52 PM

      All I have to say is; have fun with the schedule Philly has over the next few weeks.

      Philly has Pittsburgh (x2), St Louis (x2), LA, Boston (x2) and Chicago in the next 3 weeks. Thats a tough schedule in a tight playoff race.

      I’m presuming your Promise Land must be in reference to some sort of golf course that is open on April 16th.

      …same day that the playoffs begin.

      • mikedoc315 - Mar 14, 2014 at 2:01 PM

        Philly may have a tough schedule the rest of the way out but I like the Flyers chances a whole lot better than newjerseydevilsfanpuckcollection has with the Devils. In case you haven’t been watching the Flyers are in this and if the playoffs started today we would play your Devils,and kick their asses too. Go Flyers!!!!!

      • goodolejr - Mar 14, 2014 at 2:03 PM

        Now that the Devils figured out how to score and win some games I guess you felt it’s time to start the trash talk, huh? They faired pretty well in their western road trip against some pretty tough teams. Not saying they’re going to have an easy time by any means, but I really do see them making the playoffs. Of course, any expectations more than that are likely pipe dreams, but I don’t think making the playoffs is too crazy. Gonna be a very tough race though, that’s for sure.

      • newjerseydevilsfanpuckcollection - Mar 14, 2014 at 2:29 PM


        No I was chirping back at the beginning of the season too.

  2. illashell - Mar 14, 2014 at 1:42 PM

    Pretty much nails it. The fact that Giroux is a center on a team that was loaded with them almost certainly factored into it as well.

  3. JoeAvg - Mar 14, 2014 at 2:03 PM

    That’s ridiculous. He left a sour taste in the TC execs mouth when he chose not to go to orientation, which he could have easily done – injury or no. I can’t say that I blame them. I wouldn’t hire someone who doesn’t show up for an interview.

    They much preferred the way the J Benn reacted to not being invited, and look how that turned out.

    • phillyphanatic77 - Mar 14, 2014 at 2:24 PM

      This whole idea that he was left off bc he missed orientation MONTHS before the Olympics (bc he was rehabbing and preparing to captain an NHL team) is absurd. Like McLennan says, it has most to do with his play early on, which had a lot to do with the hand injury. If TC officials are that petty then screw em. It’s about building the best team not forcing injured players to perform for them. Plus, the Olympic snub has lit a fire under #28 and he’s been one of (if not the) most productive players in the entire league since the Flyers turned their season around.

      • JoeAvg - Mar 14, 2014 at 3:02 PM

        Pettiness has nothing to do with it. Orientation is where the vision for the team is discussed. Players are informed of what would be expected from them if they were to make the squad. What roll they would have (often different from what they’re accustomed to). Perhaps even things they would need improve or focus on if they want to make the team. Without knowledge of these things a team is off to a bad start and is prone to fall short of their goal. Without these things you have no “team”.

  4. flyerspsu - Mar 14, 2014 at 2:22 PM

    I really don’t think Crosby had anything to do with it, Giroux primarily plays center and didnt go to orientation b/c of his injury, i think those were the 2 biggest things. His very slow start certainly didnt help.

    Looking back on it now you’d have to think his injured hand had a part in no goals in the first 16 games. Also Giroux can play wing and does play w/ more grit and defensive responsibility than someone like Nash but Nash and Carter are bigger and better skaters so I think thats what they went with them.

  5. joey4id - Mar 14, 2014 at 3:47 PM

    Who cares? Giroux’s omission is moot because Canada got Gold. He was on the bubble, and Canada could have won with him. We should never have Giroux mentioned in the same phrase as Crosby unless we are saying how much better Crosby is over Giroux. I like Giroux, and he’d make a great #2 center behind Crosby.

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