Forensics: Claude Giroux

Anthony Lancione



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Anthony Lancione breaks down Giroux’s slow start.


Claude Giroux, who blossomed into a 90+ point producer last season, has struggled out of the gate in 2013. Why? His PPG (points per game) last season of 1.21 put him up with the likes of Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby with regards to offensive production. However, four weeks into 2013, his underwhelming 0.57 PPG drop-off marks less than half the rate of production he was accumulating last season.

2011-2012 Points Per Game Flow Graph



2012-2013 Points Per Game Flow Graph