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12-31-2012, 04:43 PM
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Originally Posted by lakai17 View Post
again, Yakupov gets to showcase his skills with NHL calibre line-mates when he comes to Edmonton. City of Champs.

This post doesn't really make a lot of sense to me.

I was simply noting that referring to Couturier as an "elite 2C" is certainly no more absurd than calling Yakupov a top-line scoring winger.

Couturier obviously needs to develop a much more refined and consistent offensive game to reach 2C (let alone elite 2C) status, but his defensive skills are already well on the way there. The projection isn't much a stretch to me, and I agree with others who have said that, if we are talking about his ceiling, it is 1C rather than 2C.

Originally Posted by zeus3007 View Post
I don't see the offense in Coutourier to make him a legitimate number one.
While, I don't expect he will reach 1C status either, his production in juniors certainly demonstrates that it isn't a complete reach. I think most Flyers fans ultimately hope / expect him to be something of a 1B / 2A type--a 60+ point center with a very strong two-way game.

EDIT: Sasso likes the "+".

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