Sam Carchidi: 15 years after Flyers selected him, there's no forgetting Claude Giroux's name

PHILADELPHIA — Flashback: Bob Clarke, then the Flyers’ general manager, goes to the podium and forgets the name of the player the franchise is going to select in the 2006 NHL draft: a skinny, shifty kid who goes by Claude Giroux. “When I did it, my mind just went blank. I was embarrassed, obviously,” Clarke said Friday from his home in Florida. “When G came up to the stage, he said, ‘I know, it’s a hard name to remember.’ And he laughed. He made it easy for me.” Flash forward: On Tuesday in New Jersey, Giroux, now 33, will pass Clarke as the longest-tenured captain in franchise history as he p…

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HEDGE accordingly