Go around and ask anybody, even if they don’t follow hockey, it’s almost guaranteed that they know the name, Sidney Crosby.
Despite drawing a ton of comparisons to this apparent “next Great One,” Claude Giroux falls far from this case. In fact, if bets were going to be made, it’s almost guaranteed most hockey fans outside of the Metropolitan division don’t even know who he is.
Throughout his career, Claude Giroux has only been truly given credit by Flyers fans. Even within the fan base though, he’s vastly underrated, even by those who support him wholeheartedly. His value to the team year in and year out is so under the radar, despite his consistent play and availability.