Hockey Hilarity: Ginger… Snap!

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Claude Giroux’s breakout season this year was rewarded by an overwhelming show of fan support as he was voted to be the cover athlete for EA Sports’ NHL ’13. It’s a pretty cool thing and cements the Hearst, Ontario native as one of the top young stars in the league.

But what all that talent and all those votes can’t change is a single, undeniable truth: Claude Giroux is a ginger. It’s sad, but true. Luckily, thanks to modern technology, they can adjust the color of Claude’s fiery facial hair and former Flyer James van Riemsdyk can make a joke and post a picture for everyone in the world to see:


Crisis averted everybody! That was close! Gotta say though, it seems like they got the perfect orange-to-cover-space ratio in this picture, not to mention that our boy looks pretty slick as the central figure, eh?

Check back next week where we’ll do something else!