In his seventh NHL All-Star appearance, Claude Giroux sure had a weekend to remember.
From starting off the festivities being named captain of the Metropolitan Division, to finishing the weekend as MVP of the All-Star game — these honors were long overdue for the heart and soul of the Flyers organization. Giroux’s skillset was in full display and he received some high praise across the league for his talent and leadership.
Seriously, take a look at these three beauties that unfolded throughout Saturday’s games:
Claude wasn’t the only Giroux that spent most of his weekend in the spotlight, though. His son, Gavin, was his right-hand man while experiencing his first All-Star game. From the jump, Giroux shared how special this was for him, and how excited he was to bring his son along on this journey.
Luckily for us, the Flyers shared as many heartwarming moments between the duo as possible.
Whether it was the smallest of cameos:
A pep talk before the skills competition:
Sharing some time on the ice:
And asking the hard-hitting questions once the weekend came to an end:
With trade rumors looming as the deadline inches closer, it seemed like everyone was soaking up every moment of Giroux. Whether his time in Philadelphia is actually nearing an end or not — it’s never a bad time to take a moment and appreciate all that Giroux has done since becoming a Flyer.
On top of his accomplishments from the weekend, Giroux continues to climb the rankings in nearly every category within the organization. At the end of the day, he’ll go down as one of the most successful Flyers in franchise history.
This has been a less than ideal season for the Flyers, but it seems like all of the negativity and hate was put on pause to simply enjoy watching Giroux in his glory.
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