Yahoo’s popular hockey blog interviewed both Pekka Rinne and Claude Giroux prior to the 2011-2012 NHL Awards in Las Vegas. Both Giroux and Rinne were finalists for the NHL 13 cover athlete.

You and Jaromir Jagr clicked very well this season. It came out last week that he’s likely going to test free agency. Have you talked to him to try and convince him to come back to the Flyers?

GIROUX: “Yeah, I talked to him a couple of times. I’m not too sure what’s going on. I guess he wants to see free agency. We obviously still want him back. He’s a good teammate. Just his passion for the game it’s pretty special. He’s 40 years old, comes to the rink every day with a smile on his face and he’s just happy to be there. It kind of gave us a little wake up call to kind of enjoy it a little bit more.”

Who would you say is the best NHL videogame player in the Predators’ room?
RINNE: “One of the young guys. Actually, [Shea] Weber plays a lot of video games. He’d be a pretty strong candidate.”

Read the full interview here.