Discussion in 'The History of Hockey' started by ChiefWiggum, Oct 29, 2018.
Who would you rather have?
Regular season Giroux
Giroux but Briere was an awesome playoff performer. Also a very nice person.
Giroux very easily.
I saw Briere at a Canadian tire in the MTL are maybe like 7-8 years ago? I didn't approach him but there's no way he's 5,10. Maybe 5,7, makes his playoff record even more impressive imo.
This is not close. Giroux.
2011-12 NHL 93 (3rd)2013-14 NHL 86 (3rd)2014-15 NHL 73 (10th)2017-18 NHL 102 (2nd)
2006-07 NHL 95 (10th)
That not really close, 3 time top 3 in the nhl scoring versus peaked at number 10.
Brière had 5 or so brillant playoff run, that for sure, but Giroux did beat Crosby in a face to face were he scored 17 point in 10 games and was impressive also.
danny briere that guy was clutch
Both were solid players but prime Giroux for me.
Giroux in a walk. Briere was very good player but Giroux will end his career as the second greatest Flyer forward, it's not close.
Briere versus Krejci or Marc Savard may be a better comparison...
Giroux having scoring finishes of 2, 3, 3 is very impressive. He flies under the radar a lot
Briere was pretty suspect defensively too.
This is Giroux for sure. When the dust is settled he'll have a case for the HHOF. Briere wasn't that player.
Really? Who do you have him beating: Clarke or Lindros?
I like playoff performers. So give me playoff Briere.
Lindros, and longevity is a factor. Lindros was my favorite player ever though.
Giroux is a really strong playoff player, better defensively and more versatile than Briere...
I think Giroux will ultimately be the greater Flyers forward. He's definitely putting up more points and success.
Yeah, it definitely won't be close...he's not even on track for second best right now probably...
It will be Lindros.
Try to find a player that over a 6 year span (2010-2016) led the NHL in points in a league with Crosby, Malkin, Ovechkin, Stamkos, etc. Granted, some injuries to Crosby and Malkin helped this, but over the same span he had the same PPG as Ovechkin did (0.99). Giroux is a player who is criminally underrated. Never invited to the 2014 Olympics, played a single game in the 2016 World Cup. I get it, Canada is loaded up front, but he often gets overlooked.
Yeah, I'd say that's pretty well the correct answer.
Giroux, by a very significant margin.
In all honesty, at some point eye test should matter too. Lindros was a much, MUCH better player than Giroux. As far as "greatness" goes, yeah, longevity matters. But without a single Hart or a single trip to the Finals or a 1AST, I can't place Giroux anywhere near Lindros. He simply never reached that level.
And there is a reason for it. Can you imagine healthy Lindros not being picked for a Canada national team? Hell, he was selected in 1991 over Yzerman!
Giroux has never sniffed the level of Lindros.
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