Claude Giroux
C PHI
2 days ago

Giroux scored two goals and added two assists in an 8-2 romp over Washington.

EDGE Analysis

Cha-ching! Giroux's big game gives him seven points in five games and rubbed salt in the wounds of the Caps players. Giroux's production in 2016-17 was his worst per-game production since 2009-10. He's just 29, so we find it hard to believe his game is deteriorating, so we're looking for 65-70 points (or more).

Claude Giroux
C PHI
5 days ago

Giroux did not attend practice Thursday as he was dealing with a family matter, Dave Issac of the Courier-Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Flyers aren't back in action until Saturday, but also didn't provide any additional details, so its unclear whether Giroux will be available against the Capitals. With a goal and three helpers to start the year, missing the center would certainly impact Philadelphia's chances of defeating Washington.

Claude Giroux
C PHI
4 months ago

Giroux was protected by Philadelphia and will not be available to the Golden Knights in the expansion draft, NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

It was a disappointing season from Giroux, as he had his worst offensive season since the 2009-10 campaign. Additionally, his point total has now dropped in three consecutive years. While Giroux owns a high fantasy floor because of his astute power-play prowess, his even-strength numbers are dipping significantly. Among all forwards with at least 1,000 minutes last season, Grioux's 0.94 points per 60 minutes at five-on-five was the second-lowest mark in the league.

Claude Giroux
C PHI
7 months ago

Giroux dished out helpers at even strength and shorthanded Tuesday in Winnipeg.

EDGE Analysis

Giroux played a role in both of his team's goals in this 3-2 loss, with his shorthanded assist coming on a Matt Read tally with two seconds left. While he has eight points in his past eight games, this was only Giroux's second multi-point effort since Jan. 14. Unless he can muster 14 points over the final 10 games, the 29-year-old center will see a decline in scoring for the third consecutive campaign since putting up 86 points back in 2013-14.

Claude Giroux
C PHI
7 months ago

Giroux's point streak stands at three games and three points (one goal, two assists) after getting an assist Saturday in a 2-1 loss to the Bruins.

EDGE Analysis

Giroux is on pace to fall short of the 60-point plateau this season, which would be his worst point-per-game production since 2009-10 (his first full season). Giroux's production has been on steady decline since the lockout and at 29, he's not about to see a big uptick in output.

Claude Giroux
C PHI
7 months ago

Giroux scored his 13th goal of the season Tuesday in Buffalo.

EDGE Analysis

Giroux snapped a 12-game goal drought with 1:58 to play in the second period. His tally made it 4-2 at the time, and eventually held up as the game-winner with his team ultimately prevailing 6-3. Giroux's plus-2 rating also marked his best performance in that category since Dec. 8, even though he skated just 14:39 in this one.

Claude Giroux
C PHI
8 months ago

Giroux registered a pair of power-play assists in Tuesday's 4-0 rout of the Avalanche.

EDGE Analysis

They were both secondary helpers, but Giroux's embattled owners will take what they can get, considering that the long-time star had tallied a meager five points in 16 games since his last multi-point effort, a two-assist performance against Boston back on Jan. 14. Giroux is sitting on his worst point pace since 2009-10 (when he was just breaking into the league) as well as an easily career-worst minus-17 rating, so the 29-year-old pivot's fantasy owners certainly aren't getting what they paid for on draft day. That said, he's as good a bet as anyone to heat up again down the stretch.

Claude Giroux
C PHI
8 months ago

Giroux recorded an assist and had no shots on goal in a 4-2 defeat against the Penguins at Heinz Field on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

The Flyers captain salvage another disappointing night with a power-play assist. Although it was a beautiful pass to Shayne Gostisbehere, Giroux disappeared for much of the game. Saturday marked the fourth time in the last five games where Giroux registered either zero or one shot. He has just two goals and five points in the last 16 games. That's not the type of production fantasy owners were expecting from Giroux at the start of the season.

Claude Giroux
C PHI
8 months ago

Giroux has only scored two goals and added two assists through his past 15 games.

EDGE Analysis

Nothing has gone right offensive for Giroux lately, and the 29-year-old pivot is mired in one of the worst stretches of his career. Considering Giroux averaged 0.99 points per game through the previous six seasons with a 10.9 shooting percentage, there is almost certainly positive regression ahead in the points column. However, he might also be past his prime, so counting on a full rebound might be setting the bar too high.

Claude Giroux
C PHI
8 months ago2 Comments

Giroux has a single goal through four games since the All-Star break.

EDGE Analysis

The Flyers haven't scored in two games, and Giroux deserves some blame as the focal point of their offensive attack. He's the No. 1 center, team captain and key cog on the No. 1 power-play unit, after all. Additionally, he has just one multi-point showing through his past 25 games and has been held to only three goals and 13 points during the stretch. Expect a bounce-back run sooner than later, but the 29-year-old center might also be in the beginning stages of his offensive decline.