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Philadelphia captain's confidence is shot

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07:28 AM ET 10.10 | He's wearing the "C," which puts a whole lot of spotlight on Claude Giroux, as does a coaching change and his early lack of production. [Giroux] says the golfing injury that caused him to have finger surgery in August has nothing to do with his slow start. Craig Berube, his new coach, agrees, and says Giroux, pointless in four games, is simply "trying too hard." Whatever the reason, one thing is clear: The Flyers will not be a very good team this season unless Giroux -- and some of his other talented teammates -- get untracked. ... "I'm not confident right now," said Giroux, adding that "you always have a stretch like that during the season." Berube, in his first game as head coach, moved Wayne Simmonds onto Giroux's line Tuesday. He will give the trio a chance to develop some chemistry.

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October 10, 2013  08:42 AM ET

"I'm not confident right now,"

Golf will do that to you.

October 10, 2013  09:27 AM ET

Philadelphia captain's confidence is shot

Who ever shot it was probably aiming at Homer.

October 10, 2013  09:40 AM ET

gee, it wouldn't be from looking over his shoulder and seeing a decent coach get axed and then skewered by an idiotic owner/gm would it?

October 10, 2013  09:45 AM ET
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gee, it wouldn't be from looking over his shoulder and seeing a decent coach get axed and then skewered by an idiotic owner/gm would it?

He needs a change of scenery. Toronto comes to mind. The antithesis of idotic owner/gm

October 10, 2013  09:53 AM ET
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He needs a change of scenery. Toronto comes to mind. The antithesis of idotic owner/gm

Early morning irony.

October 10, 2013  09:55 AM ET

Berube's gonna give Simmonds "some time to develop some chemistry" with Giroux's line. What? About 2, maybe 3 shifts?

October 10, 2013  10:10 AM ET
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Early morning irony.

shirts were wrinkly?

October 10, 2013  10:16 AM ET
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shirts were wrinkly?

Ya but I shouldn't bring it out on a Flyers thread. Their fans always try to answer it.

October 10, 2013  10:23 AM ET
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Ya but I shouldn't bring it out on a Flyers thread. Their fans always try to answer it.

Both of 'em? <early Phantom tweak>

October 10, 2013  10:34 AM ET
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Philadelphia captain's confidence is shotWho ever shot it was probably aiming at Homer.

:-)

October 10, 2013  10:35 AM ET

Giroux ..... is simply "trying too hard."

Yeah, I did that once when I was young. My boss fired my arse anyway.

October 10, 2013  10:40 AM ET

Snyder--go get and put someone who can score on this guys wing <cough, Kessel>!!!!

He has bums on his line!!!!

This kid can play, he made Hairbag Hartnall look like Mike Bossy 2 seasons ago

October 10, 2013  10:40 AM ET

I bet the islanders are happy Phiily is taking over as most disfunctional franchise.

October 10, 2013  10:40 AM ET
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Snyder--go get and put someone who can score on this guys wing <cough, Kessel>!!!!He has bums on his line!!!!This kid can play, he made Hairbag Hartnall look like Mike Bossy 2 seasons ago

your welcome Danny Limes, a nod to your favorite

October 10, 2013  10:47 AM ET
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Ya but I shouldn't bring it out on a Flyers thread. Their fans always try to answer it.

ah yes...what do you call 5 bowling shirts in Philly?

October 10, 2013  10:54 AM ET
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"I'm not confident right now,"Golf will do that to you.

Or it could be just a matter of blood flow.

October 10, 2013  10:56 AM ET
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ah yes...what do you call 5 bowling shirts in Philly?

I'll bite....what do you call 5 bowling shirts in Philly?

October 10, 2013  11:07 AM ET
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ah yes...what do you call 5 bowling shirts in Philly?

Worn by dudes? Divorced.

October 10, 2013  11:09 AM ET
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I'll bite....what do you call 5 bowling shirts in Philly?

The Honor Guard? Pall bearers? Crossing guards? A hard one.

 
October 10, 2013  11:14 AM ET
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The Honor Guard? Pall bearers? Crossing guards? A hard one.

I'm guessing the wedding party.

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