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02-21-2013, 12:07 AM
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Lumberton, NJ
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Plenty of players put up good junior numbers. Great junior numbers do not automatically equal elite offensive production like people seem to think.
I've watched nearly every game Couturier has played in the NHL and I don't see this elite offensive upside that others do. But then again, everyone thinks their young players are going to wind up PPG players.
He's not Giroux elite in terms of offensive upside, but he plays a lot the way Mike Richards did in the offensive zone plus some size to boot. His work down low is physical and skilled. If he can move around in tight spaces and make those passes, offense will come.
If you don't think so, that's on you.
The only real question is playing time and opportunity.
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