The Battle of Pennsylvania
When they play at Worlds together, Claude Giroux firmly expects a fight to break out. At the very least, he expects derogatory remarks and barely contained fury. Instead of doing any of those things, Sidney Crosby just stares and Claude Giroux loses his damn mind.
- Part 1 of The Battle of Pennsylvania
Claude’s not sure what he expects after Worlds, but it’s not the silence he actually receives. The last time he saw Sidney Crosby, he’d just finished kissing him on a bench in Prague. That was in May, and now it’s October and the two of them haven’t exchanged a single word, not in person, not over the phone, not even via text. It probably doesn’t help that they never exchanged contact information, but if Sidney wanted Claude’s number, there were people he could ask. To be fair, Claude supposes he could do the same, but in his mind, he made the first move. It’s up to Captain Canada to decide what comes next.
The answer to that is, apparently, nothing. Absolutely nothing.
Post the 2015 Worlds, Claude takes matters into his own hands.
- Part 2 of The Battle of Pennsylvania