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02-21-2013, 12:06 PM
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Nova Scotia
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You do realize Couturier has a career high of 27 points I think all of those defenseman have higher career highs in points. Granted Couturier will most likely get much better. But what do you really think his ceiling is? IMO if everything goes right he will be similar to Kesler. But there is a better chance he settles in at around 55-65 points or so. But he could end up a 35-45 point player as well.
Couturier right now can be anything from a good 3rd line center to a good potentially great 2nd line center IMO.
What do you expect his point total to be playing as an 18 year old, on the 4th line of a playoff team, no PP time, against teams best lines???
He has the UPSIDE to be a #1 C. But with Giroux there, he could be a #1B C.
In Jr, we won a scoring title, had the best PPG for draft eligible players, won MVP, named top prospect and had the leagues best +/- Why is he only ever thought of as a defensive player that gets 45 points???????? Just becuase he CAN play defense, doesn't mean he CAN'T play offense!!
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