Giroux used his no movement clause to block trade talks with a third team

Published March 20, 2022 at 9:22

Claude Giroux ended up with the Florida Panthers like he wanted, but it seems like he gave the Philadelphia Flyers no other choice.

According to Frank Seravalli of Daily Faceoff, Giroux used his no movement clause to make sure he was only going to one specific Stanley Cup contender. Multiple teams called but the talks didn't go very far because they knew Giroux wouldn't want to go there.

Sources say Claude Giroux notified #Flyers he was only willing to accept a trade to #FlaPanthers. That was his team, the destination. Florida knew that.

I'm told #Flyers never engaged in conversation with #Avs - or any other team for that matter.

Claude Giroux did have a full no-move clause and had every right to use it to go where he felt best. It looked like it was down to the Colorado Avalanche and Florida Panthers, but Giroux always said he rather stay out East.

This move would also explain the limited return received by the Flyers for their long-time captain's services.

Full Trade Details
Florida Receives: Claude Giroux (50% Retained), 5th RD pick '24, Connor Bunnaman and German Rubstov

Philadelphia Receives: 2024 1st RD pick, 2023 3rd RD pick and Owen Tippett
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Giroux used his no movement clause to block trade talks with a third team

Who won the Claude Giroux trade?

Florida19766.3 %
Philadelphia6120.5 %
Both3913.1 %
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