Claude Giroux wins All-Star MVP, Metropolitan Division takes the crown
The 2022 NHL All-Star weekend has concluded with the Metropolitan Division taking home the 3-on-3 tournament crown. Captain Claude Giroux won the MVP trophy and showed out all day in what may be a little deadline showcase for the league.
Giroux ended the day with three goals and one assist across the two matchups and went deep into his bag of tricks.
Gonna cry when he’s gone— TLY (@TheLibertyYell) February 5, 2022
The Claude Giroux Showcase™️— TLY (@TheLibertyYell) February 5, 2022
All weekend players around the league have been praising Giroux and tipping their caps to his longevity. Steven Stamkos went as far as to admire his pride for being the captain in Philadelphia.
📽️ Steven Stamkos on Claude Giroux: “People tend to not expect a lot from you once you get kinda past 30, but he’s proven them wrong again.— Olivia Reiner (@ReinerOlivia) February 4, 2022
“I would love to see him get a chance to win. But he’s also a proud guy that loves being the captain and wearing that jersey in Philly.” pic.twitter.com/e2oSSvAqQS
If Claude is to be moved at the deadline, I consider this a showcase for every team in the league. Obviously, nobody takes the All-Star Game seriously, but teams know Giroux is a menace and this is him essentially stamping it to me. So get those recruiting pitches ready, NHL.
Jordan Eberle said Claude Giroux might not be the flashiest but he’s one of the best in the league.— Giana Han (@giana_jade) February 4, 2022
I also want to take this moment to address how disappointed I am in the NHL All-Star product. The event was on ESPN and in Las Vegas, yet nobody seemed to know about it one bit. It was under-marketed and quite honestly underperformed. Half of the events felt scripted in a chase to stir up clips for social media, and something about it felt off and boring to me personally. If it weren’t for Claude Giroux doing his thing, I’d imagine I don’t watch much of the event at all.
But, damn, did The Chaperone do his thing.
Mandatory Credit: Philadelphia Flyers