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Frustration mounts for slumping Giroux

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08:45 AM ET 01.16 | Once the NHL's top scorer, Claude Giroux has fallen well off the pace since suffering a concussion. You can see how frustrated [Giroux] is these days just by his body language on the ice. One goal in his last 10 games. Two since coming back from a concussion. Worse, he's minus-6 in his last four games. That's not the Giroux who has led or been among the NHL scoring leaders all season. "It's not really about the stats, it's knowing that I can play better," Giroux said. ... Flyers coach Peter Laviolette said the coaching staff has talked to Giroux about trying to relax through this slump. Players often shoot more to get out of slumps. Giroux had five shots and logged 25 minutes ice time against Nashville.

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January 16, 2012  09:37 AM ET

Frustration mounts for slumping Giroux

In hockey jargon it's called pulling a Kessel.

January 16, 2012  09:50 AM ET
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Frustration mounts for slumping GirouxIn hockey jargon it's called pulling a Kessel.

Hey, hey. This is a PG rated site. Enough of that Kessel talk!

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January 16, 2012  10:08 AM ET
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I believe we're in Kessel's annual disappearing act as we speak. It's already killing me.

Same is going for your team.

January 16, 2012  10:10 AM ET

Trade him ! He's a bum ! Trade him to Calgary !

January 16, 2012  10:13 AM ET
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I believe we're in Kessel's annual disappearing act as we speak. It's already killing me.

Only this year he took Lupul with him for company.

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January 16, 2012  11:47 AM ET
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A "team" relies on more than two guys to score. You can't tell me Bozak was the driving force for the top two guys, and the whole thing with the second line not scoring got old in November. Fix it now Burke, or prepare to draft.

What's the matter Danny? Your Leafs are in the perfect spot in the East, 9th place. They miss the playoffs and get the worst draft spot possible. lol

January 16, 2012  12:33 PM ET
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Stamkos 2.0

Need to explain this one to me.

January 16, 2012  12:39 PM ET
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Stamkos 2.0

Need to explain this one to me...

January 16, 2012  12:39 PM ET
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Need to explain this one to me...

I really need to know, that's why I asked twice.

January 16, 2012  01:14 PM ET

Some players just get caught up in the stats.

January 16, 2012  01:19 PM ET

The hockey gods are mad at Giroux for not respecting the game more.

January 16, 2012  01:55 PM ET

Remember when the NHL had these great ideas to speed the game up? Maybe it's time they re-examined some of those choices and rule changes. It might keep some of the best players on the ice...

January 16, 2012  02:54 PM ET
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Remember when the NHL had these great ideas to speed the game up? Maybe it's time they re-examined some of those choices and rule changes. It might keep some of the best players on the ice...

Bad example in this case since he was concussed by his own teammate...

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January 16, 2012  03:05 PM ET
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Typical impatient Hab fan..I just meant how Stamkos started last season in a blaze of glory, people were throwing out ridiculously impossible possibilities (50 in 50, etc) and then he just kinda went thud for a while. Giroux wasn't as torrid, but he was doing much better than he has in the past month or so. Of course, he missed a couple games....

I disagree with the Stamkos comparison but thanks for the explanation...and oh, by the way...1967!!!

 
January 16, 2012  03:35 PM ET
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Only this year he took Lupul with him for company.

Lupul usually disappears around October so for him it was an overachieving year already

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