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By Matt Mastrogiovanni, Sports Talk Philly staff writer
Since former GM Bobby Clarke forgot his name back in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, Claude Giroux has been a keystone of the Flyers offense and the team overall. Giroux has scored many memorable goals over the years both in-game as well as shootouts. His hands are no joke and he's made it known to each and every team around the National Hockey League.
Giroux's production has been constant in the past, yet it has dropped off in recent years, especially last season when Giroux posted 14 goals, the lowest in an 82-game season in his career, and 58 points, the lowest points total of his career since his first full season in 2009-10 (47).
The star center had seen a noticeable decline in points in recent years, but particularly a drop in goals scored in the last season. In essentially the prime of his career, it feels as if he should be posting many more points.
However, the solution to the problem could be simple: just shoot more.