Is Couturier the next Stamkos?
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01-19-2012, 02:20 PM
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Ottawa, ON
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It's clear that he's definitely going to be better than Briere...not like that's a high bar to set :laugh. He isn't offense-only, but he's still got a ways to go.
Who would have thought Steve Yzerman would win a Selke when he was 23. With Giroux' work ethic and mind, he is capable of shutting people down. IMO - he has been weak defensively this year for two reasons:
1. He is giving up plenty of turnovers with blind passes, forcing things
2. He is counted on to produce offensively first. Defense second.
I do believe Giroux has Selke ability. Giroux is much better on D then most of the elite offensive players in the league. He is a very special player.
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