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Report: Giroux ‘Nixed’ Any Possible Trade To Boston Bruins

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The Claude Giroux sweepstakes haven’t concluded as of first thing on Friday morning, but the Boston Bruins aren’t going to get the Flyers playmaking center.

In fact, one report had Giroux “nixing” any potential deal with the Boston Bruins as well as the New York Rangers by utilizing his no-movement clause rights during Philadelphia’s process of trading the prolific pivot.

The Florida Panthers are the heavy favorites to land Giroux, who had a royal sendoff in Philly on Thursday night while playing his 1,000th game in a Philadelphia Flyers sweater.

The 34-year-old Giroux still has game as evidenced by the 18 goals and 42 points in 57 games along with a minus-12 rating and is being kept back in Philadelphia for an impending deal as the Flyers team travels to Ottawa ahead of Monday’s NHL Trade deadline.

Panthers prospect Owen Tippett is expected to be the prosect headed to the Flyers in a deal for the rental center along with a first-round pick and other prospect considerations. The Colorado Avalanche are still reportedly in the running for Giroux as well, but the expectation is that Giroux wants to remain somewhere on the East Coast for the remainder of this season prior to entering NHL free agency this summer.

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Giroux to the Panthers would lock them in as the favorites for the Stanley Cup coming out of the Eastern Conference after already giving up a boatload to land shutdown defenseman Ben Chiarot from the Montreal Canadiens earlier this week. A Giroux deal to a stacked Colorado Avalanche would do the same as the Flyers veteran is essentially picking between two of the best chances to get the veteran pivot the Stanley Cup he’s been chasing for his 14-year career on Broad Street.

From a Boston Bruins perspective, it’s got to always be disappointing when a playoff of Giroux’s stature declines a chance to play in Boston for whatever the reasoning. One would suspect it was Jack Studnicka potentially in play as the prospect in any theoretical Giroux deal with the Black and Gold.

But it’s doubtful the Boston Bruins were going to give up a first-round pick for a rental like Giroux in the first place as they’ve zeroed in on defensemen as the biggest need headed into Monday’s deadline with Jakob Chychrun and Hampus Lindholm as the main targets at this point.

Joe Haggerty has covered the Boston Bruins and the NHL for 18 years with NBC Sports Boston, WEEI.com, the Boston Metro and the Woburn Daily Times, and currently serves as lead Bruins reporter and columnist for Boston Hockey Now. Haggs always strives to capture the spirt of the thing any way that he can.

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no icing

what ? jeroo doesn’t want to go to a one and done playoff team ? even if the Bs get home ice, they will lose because cassidy has refused to teach the defensemen how to cover in front of the net. that one skill would have beaten the blues, the islanders, or tampa. he’s had years to teach it, but he can’t because they don’t like it and they know he won’t do anything about it.

no icing

gee haggs, do you really think a trade for jeroo would have included studnicka ? why would the flies want another of the Bs minor league nobodies who can’t score in the AHL or in juniors ? his highest goal season in juniors was 24 goals. he may be the Bs best prospect, but that doesn’t mean squat cobbler. studnicka is ending his third pro season in an organization crying out for forwards who can score, but he can’t even crack the roster. sorry, haggs. you are the jack studnicka of hockey writers.

Rick W Murray

I hope Claude scores only one goal the rest of the year I knew I didn’t like this jerk

jfayiii

Leave it to Boston to play yet another victim angle.

Art

Thank goodness he nixed Boston of his list! No aging veterans Sweeney! Now, if you can pull off a trade like Tampa did for Hagel…..

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