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08-10-2012, 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Guy Boucher View Post
What I meant is that, when a player is on the radar for a long time, his weaknesses become more apparent than that of other players. Scouts begin to nitpick his weaknesses. The same thing happened to Couturier and happens to many players.

In terms of his defensive game, there's no doubt that it is very weak. It can be improved, but right now, it well below average compared to the other top-5 to 8 potential first rounders.
Yea, I still think Couturier slipping to #8 was a big mistake. There was definitely alot of noteworthy prospects picked that year, but I'm still surprised that Larsson and Couturier slipped out of the top 3.

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