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01-25-2013, 07:52 PM
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Originally Posted by HABsurde View Post
Lars Eller, 23, 6'0, 198, best year 28 points in 79 games

Sean Couturier, 20, 6'4 190, first year in the NHL 27 points in 77 games....

Well, I'd take you seriously if you didn't make things up, because Eller is 6'2" and 209 lbs.

And yes, Couturier is better than Eller. But there is no guarantee of his offensive upside unless you assume every 6'4" player is automatically a star.

Originally Posted by WeThreeKings View Post
Who cares? Our center depth is quite fine with DD, Plekanec, Eller, and Galchenyuk.

For once our Center Depth isn't an issue. We need a stud D core. Beaulieu, Ellis and Tinordi aren't ready and only if you combine Ellis and Beaulieu do you get a chance at achieving a Subban type D man.
And that's the point, I don't know why this is so hard.

Couturier is an upgrade. However, Couturier is less of an upgrade than the downgrade losing Subban costs us. Center depth, especially two way play, is a position of strength in this organization. We are missing high end offensive depth there, but Couturier does not fit that description.

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