Ramblings: Crosby Nets #500; Trade Deadline Thoughts on Giroux, Fleury & Miller (Feb 16)

Alexander MacLean

2022-02-16

Congrats to Sidney Crosby for scoring his 500th career goal, and everyone knew it was going to come against the Flyers.

It's a shame that we were robbed of three of his prime seasons, but even without that he has become one of the best players ever. It's great that he is healthy again, and he should continue to be a dominant player (and fantasy asset) for a handful of years yet. With three cups already though, I do wonder when he just decides to hang up the skates, and take his accolades and his health off into the sunset.

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With the Tyler Toffoli deal on Monday, we got our first trade that looks like a team trying to get out ahead of the deadline. Mike and Dobber covered their own thoughts, so I won't add too much to that one. I do expect we will have a few other key pieces moving, and I wanted to share some thoughts on those guys.

Claude Giroux

It's rumoured that Giroux has told the Flyers that he wants to be dealt to Colorado, and if that's not possible then Minnesota or St. Louis are also acceptable. All three of those teams are already cup contenders, and Giroux would likely be an asset to any of them. However, with the Avalanche on the run they are, there is definitely a case to be made for not changing much (add some depth, but keep the team steady).