Coates: I Think Giroux Is Playing Hurt
Down 3-0 to the number one seed Washington Capitals, the Flyers have struggled to score this series mustering up only two goals in three games. Flyers radio Analyst Steve Coates said Tuesday Afternoon on The Sports Bash that part of the reason the team has been struggling on offense has to do with the play of team Captain Claude Giroux who Coates thinks may be playing hurt:
"What I'm seeing in the way he is playing right now is I think he's hurt. If you watch him skate, he's not skating the way that Claude Giroux can skate. I think he's playing probably aroud 80 percent. And I don't know what's wrong with him, I have no clue, that's only my opinion. But the way he's skating right now, I think he's hurt and that's causing the problem as far as the way he is playing"
Listen to what Coates had to say about why the Capitals have dominated this series, how embarrassing Game Three was for Philadelphia, and who he thinks should be starting in between the Goal pipes in Game Four.