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FlyersCup08 12-08-2009 11:43 AM

Claude Giroux
 
Let me start by saying I haven't watched every game this year (don't get them unless on VS or streaming online), but what's with Giroux?

I know everyone on here has a chubby for him, myself included, and when I watch him play he is just so smooth and quick, reminds me of Foppa. But 3 goals 16 points in 27 games? People on here are giving Carter a hard time, he's got 23 points (and leads the team).

So what's Giroux's deal? Is it his linemates, missing chances, bad luck, or just playing badly and slumping like the rest of the team?

I only bring this up because everyone here is bashing essentially every player on the team, but I have yet to see Giroux's name mentioned and wanted to know why.

L-train* 12-08-2009 11:58 AM

He's not shooting the puck a lot this year, seems to be passing it quite a bit. 38 shots on goal this year. You also have to remember that Giroux is historically a slow starter, and I think what you're seeing now is a continuation of that. Expecting him to heat up sometime around or after the Winter Classic.

LEIFey 12-08-2009 11:58 AM

Well, anytime you have such high expectations for a young guy, it's generally safer to expect him to not do as well under the pressure. He's doing little things right (well, maybe not now, though I admittedly have not had the stomach to watch games while we've been ******) so that hopefully means he will do better in the future.

Be patient and let him develop.

chromemaro 12-08-2009 12:06 PM

giroux is fine

flyersfan420 12-08-2009 12:12 PM

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Originally Posted by chromemaro (Post 22539487)
giroux is fine

awsome avatar

sa cyred 12-08-2009 12:21 PM

So far this year he has shown he was able to put points up and play VERY well at center. And now he is back at wing....sigh...

1865 12-08-2009 12:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FlyersCup08 (Post 22539110)
Let me start by saying I haven't watched every game this year (don't get them unless on VS or streaming online), but what's with Giroux?

I know everyone on here has a chubby for him, myself included, and when I watch him play he is just so smooth and quick, reminds me of Foppa. But 3 goals 16 points in 27 games? People on here are giving Carter a hard time, he's got 23 points (and leads the team).

So what's Giroux's deal? Is it his linemates, missing chances, bad luck, or just playing badly and slumping like the rest of the team?

I only bring this up because everyone here is bashing essentially every player on the team, but I have yet to see Giroux's name mentioned and wanted to know why.

16 in 27 for a sophomore isn't bad. He's doing alright, plenty of effort but with little luck.

BringBackStevens 12-08-2009 12:30 PM

Um you do realize he's basically on pace for 50 points as a sophmore right?

CS 12-08-2009 12:31 PM

Guys, the sophomore slump does in fact exist.

It's not a lie. Only rare players don't experience it.

I kind of knew Giroux would go through one, but hopefully he breaks out soon. He is a slow starter after all. The fact that he's a passer and nobody can find twine right now doesn't help much either.

ForsbergIsOdin 12-08-2009 12:36 PM

Giroux is still my favorite player, despite not playing as well.

But lets face it, hes playing WELL.

Its barely his sophomore season, and at times hes had horrible line mates. He's vision and passing are all still there and very promising.


But I suppose like all playmakers, they need to shoot more! Stop doing behind the back backhanded passes Claude, shoot the ****ing rubber.

HoverCarle* 12-08-2009 12:38 PM

His shot is a muffin, but he is playing well

ForsbergIsOdin 12-08-2009 12:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Hovercraft (Post 22540029)
His shot is a muffin, but he is playing well

Thats what she said



...?

mm6492 12-08-2009 12:40 PM

We are complaining about Carter because he si a big time player who was in the All Star game, projected for team canada, and yet, not playing well.

Giroux is a 2nd year pplayer, still trying to find a position, in a bit of a slump, yet still on pace for 50 points. On top of that, he is normally a slow starter.

Giroux is only 7 points behind our leading scorer. That can bemade up in 2 or 3 games EASILY.

LEIFey 12-08-2009 12:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hovercraft (Post 22540029)
His shot is a muffin, but he is playing well

I like muffins.

2Claude2Giroux 12-08-2009 12:49 PM

He should be centering. He looks lost on the wing.

IrishSniper87 12-08-2009 01:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hovercraft (Post 22540029)
His shot is a muffin, but he is playing well

Quote:

Originally Posted by ForsbergIsOdin (Post 22540050)
Thats what she said



...?

Quote:

Originally Posted by LEIFey (Post 22540191)
I like muffins.

MUFFINS!!!!!!!!!

Imaginary muffin ...


JXC 12-08-2009 01:02 PM

Giroux has scored in TWO games this year. He is NOT playing well.

But consistent good play from him was not to be expected, and being on one of the top two lines has been too much for him to handle.

All in due time he will come around, I suspect, but let's not pretend he has been playing well because he hasn't. Ditto JVR of late.

BringBackStevens 12-08-2009 01:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JXC (Post 22540435)
Giroux has scored in TWO games this year. He is NOT playing well.

Ah yes, it really is that simple

sa cyred 12-08-2009 01:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JXC (Post 22540435)
Giroux has scored in TWO games this year. He is NOT playing well.

But consistent good play from him was not to be expected, and being on one of the top two lines has been too much for him to handle.

All in due time he will come around, I suspect, but let's not pretend he has been playing well because he hasn't. Ditto JVR of late.

So I guess when playmakers have like 15-20 goals but 45+assists, it means they have played terrible the whole year?

BringBackStevens 12-08-2009 01:11 PM

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Originally Posted by sa cyred (Post 22540532)
So I guess when playmakers have like 15-20 goals but 45+assists, it means they have played terrible the whole year?

2 years ago Marc Savard was just brutal :laugh:

Haute Couturier 12-08-2009 01:11 PM

Could it be the fact that he's only 21 and has only 71 games of NHL experience? Young players are often inconsistent. The problem was many of us expected too much from him too early in his career. His play has been fine.

mm6492 12-08-2009 01:19 PM

He has not been in the league for even a year as well. Pople consider this his sophmore season, when in reality, it is still his rookie year ?(like 70 games played)

He will come around in due time.

stealthelephant 12-08-2009 01:47 PM

Hes not getting open space to work like last year. Prob cause hes seeing teams better defensemen, not their 3rd pairing. He looks fine. My main concern was his size, and hes looked more then comfortable and capable in puck battles along the boards.

FlyingPhish 12-08-2009 01:51 PM

i think he is just getting moved around so much playing with different people that its hard to get into a rhythm (unfortunately this seems to be a team wide problem as well). he's one of my favorites right now and i hope he breaks out sometime soon (along with EVERYONE ELSE)

Valhoun* 12-08-2009 02:04 PM

Also, it doesn't help that he's a playmaker on a snake bitten team. Though the Flyers tend to do very well at getting a player in position to make a centering pass but it happens so often that the rest of the line isn't on the same sheet of music and there is no one in position to make use of that centering pass.


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