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03-15-2013, 05:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Beef Invictus View Post
My personal stance on Couturier is that he's as untouchable as Giroux was as a young player. Unless we're getting something fantastic in return, I'd be loathe to move him. Like Giroux, it's been clear from the start that he's a special player. I wouldn't move him as well as our likely high picks for Gardiner/Bozak. Though it is tempting, but I don't know those players well enough. Edit: Ah, just saw you said 2014 picks. Thought it was 2013

That's just me though.
My fear with Couturier is that he'll become to us what Staal was to Pittsburgh - a third line center who really should be a 2nd line center. I'm afraid that fans will get tired of his lack of production, and then he'll become the scapegoat and railroaded out of town.

I'd love to keep him, but his trade value will decrease as his production stands still. Unless the team is happy with him being our 3rd line center forever, they ought to trade him while his value is still decent.

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