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04-24-2013, 11:51 AM
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Lumberton, NJ
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The concern I have is that the Flyers will expect more from him, sour on him because "he is not developing like we had hoped", destroy his confidence, and then trade him for a 2nd round pick plus minor leaguer.
I don't worry about Couturier. I worry about the Flyers' notorious lack of patience. Playing on the third line, he is never going to put up significant numbers. As long as the Flyers realize that and accept it, there won't be a problem. But, they'll expect more from him, talk badly about him to ruin any trade value, and then dump him.
However, if they can trade him for an established defenseman while he still has value, we would get a player who already can play defense so we don't have to worry about the Flyers lack of patience and lack of ability to develop defensemen.
I won't rule out him playing between Schenn and Simmonds/Hartnell/Read next season on the second line honestly.
I think the organization sees a lot of faith in Laughton as a center.
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