Claude Giroux kills a flying drone with a nasty shot

Claude Giroux kills a flying drone with a nasty shot

With Cherry Hill’s Bobby Ryan in the Eastern Conference Finals, let’s remember the time he killed drones with Claude Giroux.

Current Flyers Captain Giroux teamed up with Future Flyer Ryan for this nifty little shooting video last year.

To be honest, it's mostly unremarkable until they bring out the flying drone.

At first, you see G and Bobby do some regular old shooting pratice on a rather lackluster-looking rink.

Things finally get exciting when they attempt to snipe a drone out of the sky. Giroux nails it pretty good and sends the drone into a tizzy like a Stevens-on-Lindros hit.

Claude Giroux punched by his Flyers teammate during worlds

Claude Giroux punched by his Flyers teammate during worlds

Different jersey, all bets are off.

The 2017 IIHF World Championships are underway and things got heated between Flyers teammates Radko Gudas, playing for the Czech Republic, and Claude Giroux, the captain of Team Canada.

Less than 10 minutes into the first game of the tournament for either team, as part of a larger scrap between the teams, Gudas unleashed a vicious, no-look, punch to Giroux that dropped the Flyers' captain with one punch.

Ouch. You can see Giroux in the background getting helped by a linesman after taking the hit. Each of them ended up with two-minute minors after this scrap.

It’ll be interesting to hear after the game from both players about what happened during this play.

Hearst Lumberjacks junior hockey team pays homage to Claude Giroux

Hearst Lumberjacks junior hockey team pays homage to Claude Giroux

Claude Giroux's influence as a hockey player has trickled down to his hometown of Hearst, Ontario in Canada.

Hearst will start a junior hockey team called the Lumberjacks. And the team's logo and uniforms are a big testament to Giroux, who has generously helped the team get started.

Here's a look at the team's photos and jerseys, which should look familiar.

 

The Lumberjacks will start in the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League, in part thanks to Giroux's support of the team. To find out more about the team, you can visit its Facebook page

h/t to broadstreethockey.com.