As we covered in our season review last week, Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux is coming off the toughest season of his career. His 14 total goals was far below what we have grown to expect out of Giroux and his nine goals at even strength is not what you are looking for out of your top line center making big bucks.
“I think it was a bad season; a lot of things didn’t go our way,” Giroux told Murray Pam of Sporting News Canada. “As a group, we have to learn from that. The only way to get better is to get motivated and move forward.”
The Flyers, as a whole, took a step back in Dave Hakstol’s second season behind the bench after making it to the Stanley Cup playoffs in 2016. Giroux knows he will have to step up and be one of the leaders on a relatively unexperienced team looking to bounce back.
“We’re going to have a young team, we know that” Giroux said. “We’re going to have a talented team competing to make the playoffs.
“For us, it’s about getting better every day and just keep building.”
Do you think Claude Giroux will have a bounce back year in 2017-18?