Thread: Player Discussion: Couturier Expectations
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10-05-2013, 08:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Beef Invictus View Post
We've seen in the past how one player can sink a line. I don't expect much out of Couturier's line so long as 4th liners are being bumped onto it. The best players he's played with are Read coming off a rib injury and Voracek being eased back into the lineup.

Last season during the 6 games where he took 2C duties because of Briere missing games, he produced at nearly twice the rate; even while the rest of the team was in disarray during that period. I know it's a small sample size, but it seems interesting to me.
Definitely. Also, people need to stop thinking this team plays a run and gun style still, and that point totals will be inflated because of it. If anything, Lavy is more conservative now than he's ever been. A lot of it is because personnel issues fitting into that style.

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