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04-25-2013, 07:41 PM
Provolone & The Neck
Join Date: Sep 2009
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I like how you just assume Laughton's capable of assuming 200 minutes of ice-time short-handed, and over 900 faceoffs taken, using a sample size of 5 games.
Not really a "downgrade" so much as a poorly calculated gamble. Like this year, assuming Couturier and Schenn could replace the offensive production of Richards and Carter, and Hartnell, Simmonds, Read, and Talbot all could repeat career years.
I'm not one to overrate prospects around here, but I think it is safe to say that Laughton would make this team as the 3C if one of the centers gets traded. He almost made the team this year. And again, I have been saying this entire time I don't think he will do as well as Couturier. He won't. I agree. But Laughton (or whomever were to play 3C if Couturier is dealt) is not going to just go out there and flail about because its not Couturier. And you also have to factor in the upgrade on the blue line that you are getting.
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