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04-10-2013, 09:11 PM
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Originally Posted by SCOREacek View Post
I feel Couturier's speed isn't going to get much better and that it will hold him back. For example, there's been a few times where on the p.k. he has intercepted a pass near the blue-line and had the opportunity for a breakaway but his lack of acceleration and overall speed stopped that from happening. Or when he is just skating through the neutral zone, back-checkers catch up to him easily. He could improve, but I don't think he will enough to fulfill that offensive potential that his shot, passing and instincts shows he has. I hope Im wrong. Id love to be wrong about this. It's just my view.
Good god, man. People thought the same thing about the Sedins, Penner, Richards, Getzlaf, and Perry, and they all turned out to be fantastic NHL players. It just takes hard work. Aspects that should turn you off of a player include attitude, stickhandling, and awareness. I can't remember ever seeing a prospect turn it around when they've lacked one or more of those skills.

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