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11-20-2013, 10:48 AM
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Text from Richards relaxes Giroux

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"It wasn't going right, and I got a nice text from Mike Richards. I think he gave me a boost to relax and play the game," Giroux told NHL.com on Tuesday prior to playing the Ottawa Senators at Wells Fargo Center. "It's a great game. There's a reason why we play in the NHL. It's because we know what we're doing. It's just about going back to basics, going out there, have fun, play the game."

Giroux couldn't remember exactly when he got that text from Richards, the former Flyers captain who is now playing for the Los Angeles Kings. He said it was a couple of weeks ago, well before he scored his first goal of the season against the Edmonton Oilers on Nov. 9.

He also wouldn't reveal what Richards wrote in that text message, but it was enough to lift Giroux's spirits and get him pointed in the right direction.

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"It's easy for people to be like, 'Just go and score a goal,'" Giroux said. "To hear it [from Richards], it kind of made me just relax and think about how I'm lucky enough to play this game for a living. I'm in one of the great organizations and we have fans that cheer their heart out. Just looking at the position I'm in now, I feel really lucky, and it just makes me more motivated to play better."

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Sure, it helps that the Flyers have started to win a few games, but for Giroux, the credit for his attitude adjustment goes to Richards, one of the few guys in the world who could feel his pain.

"I talk to him once in a while, but yeah, obviously he played here; he was captain," Giroux said. "It was nice for him to reach out and talk to me a little bit."
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11-20-2013, 10:55 AM
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He probably told him ignore the horrible philly media and just focus on the game.

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He probably told him ignore the horrible philly media and just focus on the game.
I would imagine. Tim P was already starting with his "the captain needs to answer our question when the team is struggling" bs.

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11-20-2013, 11:06 AM
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I am very curious what was said though.

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I would imagine. Tim P was already starting with his "the captain needs to answer our question when the team is struggling" bs.
I think so too. If I were to guess, he told him to ignore the morons who write nonsense (or make up **** if the spirit moves them) and just go play. Play for the love of the game and let all the other crap slide.

Seriously, what a friggen' dirtbag.

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Probably told him to have some beers and slay more broads at Frankford Hall or Mur mur and chillax ...

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Richards is cannon!

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Man, richards and claude on this team would be great.

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Mike Richards: Good guy.

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I am very curious what was said though.
Richie said he wants back in Philly

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Nothing like a motivational text/tweet vs an actual call or speech....140 characters max is all it takes these days it seems. Maybe that is what captains and coaches should do ..just text and tweet before, during and after games. Lavi should do that in his next job stint if he gets one in the NHL


Lavi text: You pieces o crap r playing like a steaming pile.....imagine me smashing a coke machine right now! arrrrrrrrrr!

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I think so too. If I were to guess, he told him to ignore the morons who write nonsense (or make up **** if the spirit moves them) and just go play. Play for the love of the game and let all the other crap slide.

Seriously, what a friggen' dirtbag.
Yep.

I imagine Richards read a couple articles from the Philly media, spent most of an afternoon powervomiting from the deja vu, then barely managed to get the text out to Giroux as the blood loss from his dehydrated and eroded esophagus made him black out.

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I bet it related to not allowing the media morons get to him.

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Man, richards and claude on this team would be great.
I do miss watching them PK. How many times did they generate more quality scoring chances than the opposing PP?

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I still love Richards, man. What a great player and a great teammate.

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If the Flyers make the playoffs can the avatar's please be "Text from Richards" themed?

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If the Flyers make the playoffs can the avatar's please be "Text from Richards" themed?
Hahaha I approve.

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Richie was the man! Still a bit sad he's gone.

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If the Flyers make the playoffs can the avatar's please be "Text from Richards" themed?
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I do miss watching them PK. How many times did they generate more quality scoring chances than the opposing PP?
Yeah, since Richards left the Flyers pk has not been a threat at all. in the past 150 regular season games (since Richards departure) the Flyers have 8 shorthanded goals. In Richie's last season here the Flyers had 12.

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Yeah, since Richards left the Flyers pk has not been a threat at all. in the past 150 regular season games (since Richards departure) the Flyers have 8 shorthanded goals. In Richie's last season here the Flyers had 12.
The teeter totter has swung the other way. In the 164 games immediately prior to the trade, the Kings had 8 SH goals; the 152 games since, they have 15.

It's unfortunate Richards isn't the PK'er he once was.

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Nothing like a motivational text/tweet vs an actual call or speech....140 characters max is all it takes these days it seems. Maybe that is what captains and coaches should do ..just text and tweet before, during and after games. Lavi should do that in his next job stint if he gets one in the NHL


Lavi text: You pieces o crap r playing like a steaming pile.....imagine me smashing a coke machine right now! arrrrrrrrrr!
Or if you have an iPhone, which most likely do in the nhl, there isn't really a limit on the character limit

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Thats cool to see. It also says a lot about Richards as a teammate and a person. Not only that he made the effort to text G...but that G has that much respect for Richards by how much the text meant to him.

It also says a lot about how bad the sports media in the city really is. I honestly feel embarrassed by how bad the coverage of the Flyers is. If they arent stirring up drama...they are repeating boring cookie cutter story lines or tweeting about Pearl Jam concerts and cats. Meltzer is the only breath of fresh air.

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Man I wish Richie was a Flyer.

Oh wait.

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Still have my Richards jersey and he's still one of my favorite players.

If only the Kings fanbase on this site wasn't turrible I'd be rooting for that team again.

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