Colorado goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere blasted teammates for lack of effort. (Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
The Colorado Avalanche have lost five games in a row. And when they were beaten 3-1 by the league's second worst team, the Calgary Flames on Monday, Avalanche goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere had simply had enough.
Giguere, who is in his 16th season, went on an epic tirade blasting his teammates for not playing to their potential and thinking about an end of the season Las Vegas trip.
"Some guys are more worried about their Vegas trip at the end of the season than playing the games, than playing every minute of the games," Giguere said to the Denver Post. "Quite frankly, I don't care about your Vegas trip right now."
Giguere says the team has talent, but questioned the team's preparation for games. The Avalanche are 12-25-2 this season and have also lost nine of their last 10 games.
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"It's not constructive. We have to find a way to get out of this losing mentality, you know?" Giguere said. "It starts with me and the guy beside me, and everyone has to do their part. ... It's embarrassing. I'm embarrassed to be here right now. It's not even funny."