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10-17-2013, 01:09 AM
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Originally Posted by SCOREacek View Post
Looking back (with the ability of hindsight of course) I feel it would have been better for the Flyers to send Couts back to his junior team and then a year or so in the AHL. I mean yes he had a fantastic rookie year and playoff run but I feel like if they gave him more time before letting him make the team he would have avoided the sophomore slump he had. He would have been getting the offensive minutes he needed to help develop that part of his game even further. It's clear the worst thing to do was let Lavi anywhere near him. Who would have known that then though? Like I said hindsight I guess.
He wasn't allowed in the AHL and I don't know how much more he could have improved his offensive game in juniors considering he dominated for 2 straight seasons. If they want offensive production out of him, they should play him with players capable of producing.

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