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10-09-2013, 08:38 AM
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Originally Posted by R3M1N1SC3 View Post
The difference with Couturier is that he was, at one point, the #1 ranked prospect in the world. If memory serves me correctly, he got sick with mono or something and his stock dropped.

Many people thought he was an absolute STEAL where we got him. Right now though, he looks like a Jordan Staal type. Maybe 50 points max in his career, plays good defense, wins draws, and a big body.

That being said, a player is still a player. He is still an asset to the team. If we are talking value wise being the 8th overall, he certainly has not lived up to that yet.
The talk was that his stock dropped because of mono, it looks like his stock dropped because of talent.

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