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Giguere's tirade lights fire under Avs a little too late as team eliminated from postseason

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    Colorado Avalanche goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere defends the net in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday, April 13, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)The Associated Press

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    Colorado Avalanche goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere lays on the ice after being scored on by Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar, right, of Slovenia, during an overtime shootout in their NHL hockey game, Thursday, April 11, 2013, in Los Angeles. The Kings won 3-2 after an overtime shootout. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Associated Press

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    Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar, right, of Slovenia, scores on Colorado Avalanche goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere during an overtime shootout in their NHL hockey game, Thursday, April 11, 2013, in Los Angeles. The Kings won 3-2 after an overtime shootout. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Associated Press

Jean-Sebastien Giguere doesn't regret boiling over and blasting his Colorado Avalanche teammates.

He just wishes he could've said something sooner.

The veteran goaltender's ire helped the Avs catch a little bit of fire, but it was too late as over the weekend the team was officially eliminated from the postseason for a third straight season.

Giguere fumed after a loss to Calgary last week that some of the players were more focused on postseason vacation plans in Las Vegas than their performance on the ice. Since his harsh criticism, the team is 2-0-1.

Only when Giguere was playing more, filling in for the injured Semyon Varlamov, did he feel like it was his place to express his frustration.

As for his rant, well, he wouldn't change anything he said.