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Philadelphia Flyers Claude Giroux an MVP contender

3/20/14 in NHL   |   BrianMaddock   |   1429 respect

FanIQ | Sports Rumors, Gossip, Blogs, News & Discussion ForumsWhen the Philadelphia Flyers take to the ice, their goaltender Steve Mason can easily tell if his teammate Claude Giroux will have a great game or if he will be average. And recently, those feelings have been coming on quite often and Giroux always manages to have a good game in which he acts as a major asset to wins.
 
Giroux plays the center and is also the captain of the Flyers so his performance is well tuned and reputation well earned. In the last 4 games Giroux has had a total of 7 points.
 
Mason credited Giroux for having a very competitive gameplay which came second to no player in the NHL.
 
"The intensity in his game, I find, is second to nobody in the entire NHL," Mason said.
 
Mason added that Giroux had a very aggressive gameplay in which he had one goal and thatwas to  get the puck in the net and if he was against him on the ice, even he would find it a momentous challenge to keep the puck out of his net.
 
"You know that when he's got that look in his eye, I wouldn't want to be the other goaltender because he's gonna do everything he can to put the puck by you,” he said. “He's proving why he's making a case for the Hart (Trophy) and top player in the world."
 
The MVPs of different teams are selected and are the contenders for the Hart Trophy which is awarded to the player who has been the biggest asset to the team. And considering that it is based on performance and value to the team, right now Giroux is the strongest contender for the title. He
 
Flyers alternate captain Scott Hartnell said that Giroux had to get the team together in the first 10 but after that they have been having great games.
 
"We definitely struggled as a team the first 10, but he's been confident. He's been leading us on and off the ice and just been fun to play with,” he said. “Every game he's excited to play and he's got that fire in his eye. It's great to be a linemate of him and teammate of him."
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