It seems to be a bit of a rough start between new Philadelphia Flyers head coach Alain Vigneault and two of his superstars.
Vigneault has called out captain Claude Giroux and Jake Voracek publicly twice now. He's split them up, played them together, tried everything and still doesn't seem happy.
Giroux responded to those comments publicly for the first time.
"I know I can give more" Giroux said. "I know I have to give more. I mean the coach can say what he thinks is good for the team, but I think you guys know I'll be the first guy to criticize my play. I'm not worried about that kind of stuff. I'm just worried about bringing my game where I know I can bring it"
Giroux also spent the majority of last season on the wing however has been shifted back to center this year between JVR and Voracek. The captain says it hasn't been easy when asked if switching back and forth was like riding a bike.
"A rusty bike, maybe" he said. "I's definitely a different game. But I have played center for a lot of years. It's not like something brand new for me. I know I've made a mistakes as a centerman and I'll probably make more, but it's about minimizing my mistakes and being able to play my game."
What do you think of Giroux's comments?
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