PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Everyone has their pitchforks out ready to tear down Claude Giroux, after his disappointing performance in the Flyers’ first-round playoff series against the Capitals.
The Flyers lost the series in six games and their captain registered one point, no goals, and just ten shots in the series.READ MORE: SEPTA Union President Releases Video Warning Its Members To Prepare For Possible Strike
On Sunday night, Andrew Porter defended Giroux on SportsRadio 94WIP.
“We live in this blame, blame, blame sports culture where someone needs to get blamed,” Porter said. “And as soon as someone gets criticized we love to jump on and pile on. It’s so easy and it’s so uneducated and lazy.READ MORE: Overnight Shooting In Fairhill Neighborhood Critically Injures 32-Year-Old, Police Say
Listen: Andrew Porter defends Claude Giroux
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“Terrible series, there’s no debate there,” Porter continued. “He had a bad six game-stretch, no debate. But a player is not defined by six games. Can we have some, a little perspective please? The last five seasons in the NHL he leads the entire league scoring, 367 points. [Sidney] Crosby has 366…he never missed games. He’s missed six games in the last seven years.”