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Giroux: ‘Obviously, we didn’t get the job done’

Oct 8, 2013, 2:10 PM EDT

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The day after their head coach was fired, Philadelphia Flyers players were taking responsibility for their own poor play as they prepared for tonight’s visit from the Florida Panthers.

“It was a tough day yesterday,” captain Claude Giroux said of Peter Laviolette’s dismissal, per Philly.com. “We’re the ones on the ice. We’re the ones doing the job. Obviously, we didn’t get the job done. We need to play more as a team on the ice.”

Giroux has been held pointless as the winless Flyers have managed to score just three goals in 180 minutes of play.

“We need to have a better attitude – both for myself and the whole team,” he said. “We need to have a better mindset going into games.”

At this morning’s pre-game skate, new head coach Craig Berube had Giroux skating on a line with wingers Scott Hartnell and Wayne Simmonds, both of whom are also still looking for their first point.

Related: Time for Claude Giroux to step up

  1. dcfan4life - Oct 8, 2013 at 2:42 PM

    Quick trigger on the coach when the team play has been awful. However shaking things up in Hockey during the season unlike most sports has had positive effects. We shall see if Philly wakes up from this.

    • mcphillthy - Oct 8, 2013 at 3:14 PM

      They will wake up. It was necessary

  2. blackandorangeforlife - Oct 8, 2013 at 3:26 PM

    One thing is for sure….They will be held accountable now……Cheif wont take any B.S!

  3. valoisvipers - Oct 8, 2013 at 3:33 PM

    Lets hope Berube has the same “Fear Factor” that having to face Pronger’s wrath in the dressing room had. Pronger is missed both on and off the ice as the Flyers record will show.

    • hockeyflow33 - Oct 8, 2013 at 4:37 PM

      I think most of all they miss a solid defenseman

      • joey4id - Oct 8, 2013 at 4:46 PM

        True. But! Coburn and Grossman are huge liabilities. So, even one solid d man won’t be enough.

  4. joey4id - Oct 8, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    Obviously! Calude! You guys stunk and let your coach down. It sucks that you guys didn’t answer the bell with your fat contracts. But! Yes! He had to go and that is squarely on the player’s shoulders starting with you…. “Cap”. Now bring you A game, and make sure others follow. That’s why you wear the C.

  5. wjr37375 - Oct 8, 2013 at 3:49 PM

    Giroux better step it up, maybe not play golf next offseason. I’m not sure he deserves a spot on the Olympic roster as it stands now.

    • joey4id - Oct 8, 2013 at 4:12 PM

      Oh! No way in hell he deserves a spot if he keeps playing this way. However, keep in mind that he didn’t have much of a training camp this year. So, time is on his side.

  6. crazemastercraze - Oct 8, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    I wish hockey players would stop using the word “obviously”

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