Philadelphia Flyers: 5 Signs of Jaromir Jagr's Man-Crush on Claude Giroux

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Philadelphia Flyers: 5 Signs of Jaromir Jagr's Man-Crush on Claude Giroux
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It all started when he signed.  

July 1, 2011—the Philadelphia Flyers agreed to terms with free-agent superstar Jaromir Jagr, who was making his return to the NHL after a three-year hiatus playing in Russia's KHL.  

The Flyers' front-office made a stealthy, Cliff Lee-esque play for the two-time Stanley Cup Champion, who spurred the Pittsburgh Penguins, Montreal Canadiens and Detroit Red Wings to sign a one-year, $3.3 million deal to don orange and black in 2011-12.  

Jagr gave a plethora of reasons for signing in Philly, but it has become clear the now 40-year-old future Hall of Famer came to the City of Brotherly Love for one reason: Claude Giroux.

At first, Jagr's interest in the 24-year-old budding star seemed like a mentorship, like Jagr was re-paying the hockey gods for pairing No. 68 with Mario Lemieux when he was breaking into the league.  

But in the half a year since joining Giroux and the Flyers it is apparent Jagr's relationship with "G" borders on infatuation.  

Questioning my logic?  Read on to see the signs of Jagr's over-the-top man crush on the Flyers' best player.  

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