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05-16-2013, 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Rolex View Post
I totally agree with you. Couturier is needed here for a lot of reason and one is size. You can't coach that. Not saying that Laughton is a weak player but Couturier's 6'4" is tough to pass away. If Laughton and Read can't get you a good defenseman, stay pat. Laughton/Read and #11 should get you close to the top pick in the draft or a Shattenkirk type defenseman.
I may be a bigger fan of Couturier than most, but I still rank him behind Giroux in terms of value moving forward on this team. Laughton may very well be able to slide into that 3rd line center role but that doesn't mean we have to trade Couturier. He isn't the only young, attractive asset in the organization.

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