Thread: Value of: Couturier
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02-21-2013, 05:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Chris Shafer View Post
Flyers do neither of those for Pietrangelo or OEL.

Also, 50 point potential is his floor, not his ceiling. It'll be interesting to see what happens to him behind Giroux and Schenn.

That said, you saw a lot of his offensive ability tonight; lots of big body work, low on the boards, puck-handling in tight spaces, making clean passes.

Couturier's offense is going to be just fine. People who can't see flashes haven't been watching. Where there's smoke there's fire, especially if there was burning down entire forests in juniors.

The arguments against Couts' offense remind of the ..."Oh, Giroux will never be anything more than a 50 point winger with 40 assists." "Oh, Giroux will never be anything more than a 65 point forward with 40 assists." "Oh Giroux will never be a consistent point-per-game player." "Oh, ****."
Floor is probably what he's already accomplished, not what he's yet to do. I think he does have a lot more potential, but to say his floor is twice as much than he's already done (albeit only one season), he's got a ways to go to say 50 point is his floor.

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