Another team could cut ties with its captain!
Philly.com’s Sam Carchidi says it’s time for GM Ron Hextall to sell his wares. Carchidi just dropped a bomb last night by stating that Hextall should at least listen, maybe consider, offers for his captain Claude Giroux.
Sam Carchidi goes so far as to argue that Hextall actually listen to offers on his core players, namely captain Claude Giroux.
“Maybe Giroux is playing injured, though he denies it. Maybe past injures, including a concussion, have just taken a toll. Maybe he just needs big wingers by his side—he was at his best when he played between Scott Hartnell and Jaromir Jagr—to give him more skating room,” writes Carchidi of the slumping center.
It’s true that Giroux is struggling offensively this year, but you got to keep in mind that if Hextall is ready to move such a big piece of your roster, he needs to replace it. There are not a lot of players that can fit Claude Giroux’s shoes around the NHL. One thing is sure though, lots of teams would take him anytime.
You should probably take this info with a grain of salt. Before trading his top forward, Hextall might be inclined to resolve the eternal goaltender problems in Philly. But who knows, Shea Weber has been traded. That is quite an example of top players being movable in today’s NHL.