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03-29-2013, 11:19 AM
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I've been told for a while that Couturier's offense will be able to translate into the NHL,
and I've been waiting patiently hoping for something.
The reality is , by now we should have seen at-least a glimpse of what is to come. But we have not. Yes he is young, and yes he has yet to physically mature. But what he lacks in is something that can't be taught.
Couturier is a very very slow skater, It is not going to improve,
you can not teach a person to be faster
. If he is ever going to be a point producer he will need a winger like voracek that can handle the puck enter the zone and provide some athleticism to the line.
The more I watch him the more he reminds me of A slower handzus. Part of me sees him as the odd man out in the future and wants to trade him for a d man prospect. But another part of me wants to keep him to try to up his value some what next year before trading him.
Either way I feel he is the chip that will be used to bring in a d prospect for us.
I disagree. I went from a 4.9 40y to a 4.6 in less than a year just learning to sprint and working on quickness/starts and I saw another person even improve more. That is running, but I imagine the same could be done with skating, at the very least his first step and quickness.
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