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03-29-2013, 03:51 PM
Join Date: May 2004
Location: South Jersey
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I have that same concern as well. But I'd like to give him more time to see if he can improve. I mean, Tavares was a pretty bad/slow skater when he entered the league. He's still not all that fast but he's improved. Im hoping Couts does as well.
The same was said of Spezza, even Giroux to a degree, when they were drafted and coming up.
I believe the combination of Briere getting undeserved top-6 minutes, and our lackluster defense, have had a negative impact on his offensive production.
No doubt that our management and trainers are aware of Couturier's shortcomings with footspeed and can implement that into his offseason training routine.
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