As the free agent frenzy was rolling along on July 1, Philadelphia Flyers star Claude Giroux was celebrating his Canada Day in Ottawa, where he was arrested for grabbing a male officer's butt. Repeatedly.
While Matt Niskanen and Brooks Orpik were signing big-money deals and Dave Bolland was planning a move down to Florida, Claude Giroux was enjoying his Canada Day in Ottawa. Funny, it seems NHLers are trying to get out of there these days.
Also funny is why Giroux was allegedly arrested outside The Great Canadian Cabin, a bar in the city. The Ottawa Sun reported a source said Giroux was arrested for "repeatedly grabbing the buttocks of a male police officer." Tee hee, buttocks. Tee hee, repeatedly.
The Ottawa Police did not comment, but the source said Giroux was arrested and spent the night in jail. It was expected he would be released Wednesday without criminal charges.
Giroux has become a player to watch not just on the ice, but during the summer as well. Last off-season he injured his finger playing golf. His club shattered, splintered into his index finger and he needed six weeks recovery time after surgery.
Guy just can't seem to be able to keep his hands clean.
Which brings us to our very important poll question of the day: when you barbecue on the long weekend, do you toast the buns?