Flyers' Claude Giroux Confirms 2021-22 Season Worst in Philadelphia

Claude Giroux is gearing up to play his 1000th game this week and unfortunately the focus lately has been on all the trade talk coming out of Philadelphia. The Flyers legend has heard the chatter, there's no denying that, but he's also recently confirmed some unfortunate news. The 2021-22 season has been the worst year he's endured as a member of the Flyers.

Giroux met with reporters following the team's 4-3 loss to the hands of the Montreal Canadiens and had this to say:

It's been probably the worst year since (I've been) here. It's been a tough year. Obviously, a lot of injuries, but I'm not going to start making excuses. It's been a long year. There's still some meetings and some things to talk about with the management and see what the game plan is, not just for this year, but for the future.

Giroux is a pending free agent making $8.27 against the salary cap. He's recorded 42 points in 56 games and brings a impressive resume to the trade market. There's a number of teams interested in the Flyers captain, however only one will be able to match management's steep asking price. It sounds like the Flyers are after a top prospect, first-round pick and a proven young roster player to be included in any Giroux deal.

The Florida Panthers, St Louis Blues, Calgary Flames and Colorado Avalanche appear to be the front runners at the moment as talks will continue up until next Monday's deadline. When the rumors begun we've reported multiple times no deal would be completed before his 1000th game and the story continues from the city of brotherly love.

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