Five Thoughts On The Claude Giroux Trade For The Panthers and Flyers

Claude Giroux #28, Florida Panthers (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Claude Giroux #28, Florida Panthers (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) /
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Claude Giroux #28, Philadelphia Flyers
Claude Giroux #28, Philadelphia Flyers (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images) /

4. The Panthers Became That Much More Dangerous

The Florida Panthers adding arguably the biggest name available. With Giroux in the mix, they now have Sam Reinhart, Aleksander Barkov, Jonathan Huberdeau and Anthony Duclair all in the top six.

The franchise is in a good position for a playoff run and the challenge is definitely going to be uphill considering they will need to get past either Tampa Bay or Toronto or both.

The Panthers already had one of the strongest offenses in the league, and with the addition of Giroux, they are that much deeper and better. Bill Zeto, general manager of the Panthers, managed to add a really big contributor to their team without giving up anything that would really hurt them in the short term.

5. The Biggest Name Is Off The Board

Lastly, now we look ahead. The biggest name is off the board when it comes to the trade deadline. With the deadline just a day away, the league has already seen some pretty big trades. Who will be the next franchise star moved?