The Sean Couturier dilemma
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09-23-2011, 01:53 PM
It's Not Even Close
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What is the best thing for Couturier this year?
a. Another year in junior to let him develop and put on some size? However, does he really need another year dominating in the Q against 17 year olds?
b. He makes the Flyers. But then what? He plays 4th line center? Gets pushed to wing on the third line? Gets 5 minutes a game?
It is a tough decision. I personally would like him in the AHL, but the rules will not permit him in the AHL with a year of junior eligibility. So, I imagine he plays 10 games in Philly, sent back to Junior, makes the Canadian World Junior team,
plays in the AHL playoffs
after Junior. That sound about right?
With who? The Phantoms?
I think Holmgren is really high on Couts for his defensive game. I.e. if he makes the team, he'll probably see a lot of time on the PK and maybe time on the 2nd PP unit. I think that Couturier - Schenn - Simmonds could turn into a fantastic shutdown / energy line, lots of raw talent. Only problem is their experience.
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