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Not so Jiggy with it: Giguere ‘needs to be better,’ says Roy

Jan 7, 2014, 1:12 AM EDT

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Jean-Sebastien Giguere was on the receiving end of a strong critique from his Colorado Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy on Monday.

Giguere allowed four goals on only 19 shots and the Avalanche lost to the Calgary Flames, losers of four in a row coming into the night, by a final score of 4-3. In their four previous games, Calgary had been shut out three times and outscored 10-1 by the opposition.

But they managed to find the back of the net with regularity on Monday.

And Roy didn’t hold back his thoughts of his goalies performance, or his showing over the last few games. The 36-year-old Giguere has lost his last four starts, allowing a combined 17 goals in that span.

“I think Jiggy should have played better tonight. We’re not going to look at our team. We might not have had the jump we should have, but Jiggy needs to be better,” said Roy, as per The Denver Post.

“He hasn’t played well in the last four or five games. He should stand up and say, ‘I’m not playing up to what I should.’ And he did not. He needs to be better, and we need him playing better. Period.”

  1. trbowman - Jan 7, 2014 at 2:57 AM

    Yeah. Giguere has been in this league a long time and is one of the most competitive goalies in hockey. No one knows more he needs to be better than Giguere and no one is more frustrated about his poor play of late than Giguere. He’ll be fine, goalies have a bad run here and there.

  2. tjvalley - Jan 7, 2014 at 5:12 AM

    I can only imagine the standards Roy holds for himself. The dude distributes some serious accountability. This is why he was the best and why Colorado is playing so great. The man keeps it real.

  3. beyor35 - Jan 7, 2014 at 8:44 AM

    Is this where Jiggy stands up and tells the owner he will never play another game for Colorado because he’s upset with the coach… lol…

    • flash8910 - Jan 8, 2014 at 2:13 PM

      Or when Jiggy tells him that he can’t heard him because he has his Stanley Cup rings…oh wait, he need to win another one first.

  4. capsfan14 - Jan 7, 2014 at 10:18 AM

    Atleast he didn’t let in 5 goals on 11 shots… Holtby…..

  5. rainyday56 - Jan 8, 2014 at 12:36 PM

    Fire Allaire.

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