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02-21-2013, 03:12 PM
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evaluating couturier based off points , is like evaluating jordan staal based off points.
WHen you are in a 3rd line position your role changes, and points come secondary to shutting down the other teams best line.
This is where couturier excels.
No one is basing his value off points, as in he is a 27 pts player. Everyone is admitting his potential as a huge part of the value. People simply aren't going to magically agree about where on the 50-80pts spectrum his potential falls though.
Just the fact that pretty much everyone agrees that his potential is at worst about twice what he has done so far should tip you off on that.
And yes, Jordan Staal had a better rookie season, a better draft pedigree, a better everything and still would not have gotten you a young top pairing Dman at that point.
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