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11-23-2012, 02:06 AM
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Originally Posted by StringerBell View Post
Couture is marginally better at this point, but Duchene holds marginally more value. Couture also plays with much better wingers IMO.
The last two seasons, here are Couture's most common linemates:
- Ryan Clowe (1,382min)
- Benn Ferriero (408min)
- Joe Pavelski (389min)
- Dany Heatley (370min)
- Patrick Marleau (351min)

...and Duchene:
- Milan Hejduk (990min)
- David Jones (497min)
- Paul Stastny (405min)
- Tomas Fleischmann (285min)
- Daniel Winnik (272min)

I think their linemates are a little closer in quality than you think... Better players? Sure. Much better? Not really..

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Originally Posted by Barrie22 View Post
2 points, 2 whopping whole points? that is producing at a higher level?

duchenes rookie season 55 points in 81 games
coutures rookie season 9 points in 25 games

duchenes 2nd season 67 points in 80 games
coutures 2nd season 56 points in 79 games

duchenes 3rd season 28 points in 58 games
coutures 3rd sesaon 65 points in 80 games

if you actually take points per game

duchene is at 0.68 points per game.
couture is at .70 points per game.
...if only that was an accurate way to judge forwards...

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