written by K
Yesterday, J.S Giguere made some comments that stung many Ducks fans in Southern California. The quote that really stuck out was, "I'd rather retire than be a backup goalie."
-Obviously he is just trying to show people that he doesnt want to earn his $6 million while sitting on the bench. He's got a passion for the game and wants to prove that he is still a no. 1 goaltender in the NHL.
Many fans were upset, saying that he is being whiny and dramatic. Also adding that all this does is lower his trade value. While I do agree that it was not the smartest move venting to the media, I'm glad that he let people know that he is not having a good time being a benchwarmer.
Today, Giguere clarified some of the statements he made. He told reporters in New Jersey: "I want to be the number one goaltender in Anaheim, I love playing here. I want to be here." Jiggy also added that he was being sarcastic about retiring, he was just trying to say that something has got to change.
Most Ducks fans have taken one of two sides on this whole Jiggy drama:
1) Get rid of him, his time here is done.
2)Give him a fair chance to prove that he was just in a funk last season.
Personally I think that Giguere can bounce back and prove that he is number one in Anaheim. Although, I'm not exactly sure when he will get his chance because of the way Jonas Hiller is playing. Hopefully Randy Carlyle will stick to his plan of having them compete to be number one and giving them both fair shots.
NOW: Scott Niedermayer said in an interview with Rich Chere from the Star Ledger, that he may be interested in a trade that would send him back to the New Jersey Devils. Niedermayer stated that his 1 year contract with the Ducks didn't involve a no-move clause, so being traded may be a possibility.
-It's not looking good to be a Ducks fan at the moment or in the future..
ALSO: Drew Miller was claimed off waivers by the Detroit Red Wings. It seems like all of our ex-players move on to bigger and better things.