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09-23-2011, 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Libertine View Post
I saw him in Canada's red-white game last month, the rookie game, the pre-season game vs the Leafs, and what I could see of last night's horrible stream.

I heard some say he wasn't impressive in camp which I didn't see, but I've liked what I seen from him except the rookie game where he didn't stand out much. I thought he looked better and better as the game went along vs the Leafs. He is skinny like JVR and Carter during their rookie seasons, but I think he wouldn't be out of place in the league like they weren't.
The difference between those two and Couturier is exceptional skating (especially in Carter's case). It's way easier to not be out of place when you're a fantastic skater (most important skill in all of hockey imo), and Couturier is not.

I really think Cooter (yes, I'm sticking with this name), will struggle big time if he makes the big club. He physically can't handle the players and he certainly can't outskate them.

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