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Claude Giroux wants to be more like Sean Couturier

Jan 15, 2012, 10:14 AM EDT

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Claude Giroux is getting annoyed at just being average.

After scoring just one goal in his last ten games and just two since bouncing back from his concussion, Giroux is frustrated.’s Tim Panaccio hears it from Giroux about how he hates letting his team down by not producing the way he has been this season and wants to be more like his rookie teammate Sean Couturier.

“I want to help the team win and the last few games, that’s not the case. I think I got to go back and do things simple. It’s frustrating knowing you can better and we have guys stepping up every game.

“Coots [Sean Couturier] is playing unbelievable now. When you see your teammate working hard, you want to do the same.”

It helps that Couturier has scored goals in four straight games. Envy is a cruel thing that way and for Giroux being on the schneid like that is a bummer, especially considering how hot and fast his season started.

Now that he’s three points behind Henrik Sedin for the league points lead and the Flyers have slipped a little further behind the Rangers in the division, the pressure is mounting for Giroux to help get the Flyers back in front in both the Atlantic Division and the Eastern Conference. Slumps aren’t forever, but they certainly feel like they are when you’re going through them.

  1. icelovinbrotha215 - Jan 15, 2012 at 12:53 PM

    That’s why G is a gamer. He wants to contribute and when he isn’t it really peeves him. He also gives kudos to teammates who are performing well. By the way, CBJ has to be disappointed for giving the Flyers Sean Couturier ha.

    • tcclark - Jan 15, 2012 at 2:27 PM

      yeah a couturier-voracek-nash line would’ve been a great line… offensively and defensively for a lot of years. instead they’re going to have jeff carter on the IR for a LOT of years. haha

    • dwil12 - Jan 15, 2012 at 5:21 PM

      flyers definitely got the better of that deal. especially considering that carter and nash, while both good players, i dont think are compatible linemates and the CBJ made that deal specifically to put those two together. i love that trade more every game. we do need giroux to get back to playing the way he was earlier this year and BOB needs to get more starts bryz is just costing us games at this point.

  2. flyeredup2 - Jan 16, 2012 at 9:26 AM

    I think Lavi needs to move Jags down to another line, he’s playing hurt and is not effective at this level, he is only slowing that line down. The first line is at its best when they run and gun, and they can’t do that with Jags lagging behind.

    As for Coots, the kid has proven that he can play D and be an effective sniper when needed. It’s gonna be fun watching him play and grow.

    Carter? never liked him, the guy could never create for himself and was only effective when setup, CBJ can have him!

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