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05-15-2013, 01:41 PM
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I think this puts Couturier in a more appreciable context. Because the Flyers are loaded at Center, Couturier is depended on primarily as the team's shutdown center getting the toughest minutes on the team and some of the toughest in the league.
Stats do not tell the whole story. Understanding the context of those stats will paint a more complete picture.
Zibanejad has the 4th highest ozone start in the league. Couturier has the 12th lowest ozone start in the league.
Fair enough. But you may wonder why the Flyers would give him these minutes while hampering his ability to develop offensively. Perhaps they don't believe he's got the upside?
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