The Philadelphia Flyers Claude Giroux Trade 2 Years Later: There is One Clear Winner

Published September 15, 2023 at 11:42 PM
BY SKY
     
In one month and 3 days time, it will mark 2 years since the Philadelphia Flyers broke the NHL trade deadline market, sending Claude Giroux to the Florida Panthers. Today, we will analyze the deal, and state the clear winner.

TRADE BREAKDOWN:

To Florida:
-Claude Giroux
-Connor Bunnaman (AHL)
-German Rubstov (prospect)

To Philadelphia:
-Owen Tippett
-2024 first-round draft pick
-2023 third-round draft pick


At first glance, many Flyers fans and media were furious with Chuck Fletcher making this deal. But one year later, it appears as if the Flyers stole that trade from the Florida Panthers.. but how?

Ironically, Claude Giroux, who wears #28, went on to play a very little amount of regular season games for the Panthers (18), and only played (10) playoff games before the Panthers got knocked out after getting demolished (28 total games). Owen Tippett, the Florida Panthers best prospect in their system, who earned AHL rookie of the year, was traded away for 28 games of Claude Giroux...

The Panthers also coughed up their 2024 first round pick which holds a ton of value, and their 2023 third round pick which is a solid pick, but not nearly worth as much as Owen Tippett or the 2024 first rounder. To add, Owen Tippett into that deal, the Philadelphia Flyers shouldn't be anymore thankful to receive a return like so, the Panthers forked up a ton of value to use Claude Giroux as a rental, where he then chose to not re-sign, and signed with his hometown team the Ottawa Senators.

Clear winner: The Flyers
Clear loser: The Panthers

Although the majority of the Flyers fan base was not happy about Giroux leaving Philadelphia, they were losing him to free agency regardless, may as well get value.. a ton of value, am i right? Tippett is just 24 years of age and has smashed his career-high point totals so far this season under John Tortorella, and their is still 25 games left in the season.

WHO WON THE FLYERS PANTHERS GIROUX TRADE?
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FLYERS8585.9 %
PANTHERS1414.1 %
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