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READ: Claude Giroux made a huge mistake!

Published May 25, 2022 at 11:50
BY S. HARPER
Looking back at things now, Claude Giroux made a bad decision choosing the Florida Panthers over the Colorado Avalanche.

According to Pierre LeBrun and Frank Seravalli, Giroux refused a trade to the Colorado Avalanche and wanted to go to the Florida Panthers.

Giroux and the Panthers would finish first overall winning the Presidents Trophy. But when it came to the playoffs the Panthers fell apart, struggling to get by the Washington Capitals and failing miserably against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Panthers would be swept by the Lightning and would only score 3 goals in the series. As for the Colorado Avalanche they are one win away from moving on to the Western Conference Finals.


The major piece of the trade going to the Flyers as part of the Giroux deal was Owen Tippet. The piece that was included from the Colorado Avalanche was Justin Barron plus more. So it will be interesting to see whether the Flyers won this deal or not, but one thing we do know is, Giroux lost.

Claude Giroux choosing Florida over Colorado is an all time bad decision that everyone knew. While the Panthers have superstars like Barkov and Huberdeau, Giroux had a chance to play with Nathan MacKinnon, Cale Makar, Gabriel Landeskog, Mikko Rantanen, no team in the league in my opinion matches up with the depth of the Colorado Avalanche.

Giroux is now a pending UFA and is rumoured to be heading close to home signing with the Ottawa Senators.

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