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05-04-2013, 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by TheKingPin View Post
When you look at where couts and schenn project to be and add g Simmonds jake Hartnell read all the way down to talbot and rinaldo we really do have one of the best fwd groups in the league.
This is actually something that Flyers fans don't acknowledge enough. I really don't get why. We do have quality guys up front and should pride ourselves on that like other fanbases do (*cough* Pens *cough*)

As for Schenn and Couturier, Brayden could have a real breakout year in 2013-14. He's starting to get something to prove, not living off projected potential anymore, and could hopefully rise to the challenge. Add a little more speed (hopefully) and some confidence going into next year and he could have a 45-50 point season.

Couturier could be several years from his potential. He most likely won't have a significantly bigger point total (PPG-wise) next year. That's not a dig at the kid, more an educated guess from observation. As has been said so many times, his skating is sub-par and his improvement will depend a lot on how that develops, either by training or by nature (maturing).

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