Claude Giroux: The 4 Most Important Complementary Players to the Flyers Forward

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Claude Giroux: The 4 Most Important Complementary Players to the Flyers Forward
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While the NHL lockout continues with little to no encouraging progress, fans are left to wonder when they'll ever see their favorite superstars back in action again.

For Flyers fans, that means a far too lengthy delay between the coming-out party last postseason of Claude Giroux and the highly anticipated regular-season return of one of the game's elite stars.

The Hearst, Ontario native set the NHL landscape on fire last April with 17 points in just 10 postseason tilts. The highlight, of course, of that tremendous run was Giroux's opening shift to Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals, where he decked Sidney Crosby at center ice only moments before netting the game's first goal en route to a series-clinching victory for Philly.

But even the greatest players can't succeed without a sturdy supporting cast.  Giroux is no different.

With that, here are the four most important complementary players to the success of No. 28.

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