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12-03-2012, 06:13 AM
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More Rönnberg: "It's damn sad that Canadians in Senators management are going to decide what happens with the Swedish national team."

Originally Posted by Nac Mac Feegle View Post
Couturier was heavily insulated by the Flyers last year. And, despite that farce of a first round, they have a strong team overall (if you ignore the nutball in goal). This might be a case where the kid pretty much hits 90% of his potential in his rookie season, and doesn't progress noticably stat-wise beyond this point.

And if the rumors in his draft year about a lack of work ethic are true, chances are his first year success will give the kid a false sense of security in his NHL job and this sophomore seasn might even see a dip in his play.
How was he insulated? If you're saying what I think you are, I'd argue quite the opposite.

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