Five Keys to Flyers Post-Olympic Success

February 24th, 2010 by Jason Glogau Leave a reply »
5) More shots from Claude Giroux

Claude Giroux is a lot like Danny Briere .  They have the same skill sets: superb passing, blazing speed and an accurate shot.

The difference between the two is that Briere has 21 goals while Giroux has 12.  Their shooting percentages are very close: Briere leads all regulars at 15.9%, while Giroux is tied for fourth at 12.4% (Blair Betts – 14.3%, Mike Richards – 13.5%).

However, Briere shoots the puck more, despite playing alongside Jeff Carter who has nearly 100 shots more than anyone else on the team (259 to Cappy’s 178).  Giroux is a mere eighth on the team with 97 shots, tying him with Braydon Coburn .

And it’s not a question of ice time, as Giroux averages five seconds more per game than Briere.

Claude scored as many as 48 goals in juniors, and last season’s 26 combined goals between the Phantoms and Flyers was his lowest total since his debut with Gatineau of the QMJHL in 2005-06.

On a team that sometimes struggles to score, not to mention tally shots, Giroux needs to help lead the charge to the net.


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