Oct. 3: Scott Laughton back to juniors; Oct. 23: Kris Newbury sent to Phantoms (AHL)
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10-08-2013, 12:03 PM
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Originally Posted by
Jack de la Hoya
It is interesting. They've already begun the process of converting Schenn to wing, but unless they are planning to keep Laughton at 4C, someone else needs to move (either positionally or as a trade). Presumably Giroux and Couturier are set, so that would mean either Lecavlier or Laughton need to shift positions.
Laughton needs to make the team before he can push Vinnie out of a spot. If he didn't outright make the team, which it was clear he didn't, then he's better off in Jr. Look at Scheifele. He's playing great for the Jets after an extra year in Jr. Let him play as a star in Oshawa, play at the WJC and work on his speed, strength, passing, shot, etc. etc.
Next year he can friggin' play 4C like every other guy. Couts did it and got lots of ice time on the PK too. In many ways, I wish Couts had been sent back - he might've had more chance to develop his offense.
Everyone is rushing this kid, he's good but he's not a born superstar. He will need some time, but he's a heckuva player.
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