Archive: November, 2012
Claude Giroux has been visiting chiropractic neurologist Dr. Ted Carrick in Georgia since Monday, according to his agent, CAA Sports’ Pat Brisson.
Brisson said Giroux is “doing real well” and was hoping to have a full report later on Wednesday night.
Giroux, 24, suffered a neck injury on Nov. 16 in Germany while playing for the Berlin Polar Bears when he was checked in the head. Prior to that, his time in Europe was well spent, collecting 19 points in 9 games for the Polar Bears.
The Flyers are worth $336 million, ranked eighth in the NHL according to Forbes magazine.
The Flyers’ value increased 16 percent from last year, according to the magazine.
Forbes also reported that the Toronto Maple Leafs are the first NHL team to be worth $1 billion. The Leafs last won the Stanley Cup in 1967.
Are the owners and players any closer to resolving the lockout? CineSport’s Noah Coslov and the Daily News’ Frank Seravalli discuss this and the desperation of playing a season.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- For NHL Players’ Association executive director Donald Fehr, a trip to Caesars on Saturday night was like hitting the jackpot.
It was a chance to address nearly 30 of his constituents in a two-hour meeting and address the media without a rebuttal from the NHL.
Naturally, the hot topic of decertification came up, the ‘word du jour’ during this 71-day NHL lockout. Since presenting a full-length proposal on the NHL on Wednesday in New York for the first time, the idea of decertifying the union has been repeatedly leaked to the media.
Not surprisingly, Fehr wouldn’t lead the media down the path of thinking decertification is a possibility, but he certainly wasn’t about to squash the idea, either.
Flyers star Claude Giroux is returning to the United States to be examined by the same doctor who treated Sidney Crosby’s concussion, the Daily News has learned.
Giroux, 24, suffered a neck injury with an illegal check to the head last Friday night during an overtime loss for Eisbaren Berlin in the German Elite League.
His agent, CAA Sports’ Pat Brisson, told the Daily News on Tuesday that Giroux will be traveling to Atlanta to visit controversial specialist Dr. Frederick “Ted” Carrick at Life University in nearby Marietta, Ga.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman called the Philadelphia Daily News' report on Saturday about the Flyers' private change in lockout stance a 'fabricaton,' in an interview with the Winnipeg Free Press.
Winnipeg Free Press columnist Gary Lawless asked Bettman: "There was a report out of Philadelphia on Saturday that says you are losing the support of owners."
Bettman replied: "It was a fabrication. Ed Snider is the one who told me about the article when he found out about it and he was terribly upset. He's in Europe and it was his idea to put out a statement. Anyone who doubts the resolve of ownership is either uninformed or (being) intentionally misleading."
Friday was a strange day for the Flyers' two stars skating in Germany: neither Claude Giroux nor Danny Briere registered a point in their 4-3 overtime loss with Eisbaren Berlin, a definite rarity for two players who have taken the German Elite League by storm.
More importantly, Giroux suffered a neck injury as a result from a check to the head, which required him to leave the game and be sent to the hospital by team doctors for evaluation.
In messages exchanged late on Saturday night in Berlin time, Giroux told the Daily News that it was "just a little neck injury" and to "not read too much into it."