Thread: Player Discussion: Coots: Sean Couturier
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10-24-2013, 12:59 PM
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Originally Posted by chimrichalds18 View Post
This isn't what's going through their minds. Whether you want to give him credit or not, it's pretty clear that the Flyers understand Couturier's value as a defensive player. It's not a coincidence that he's been matched up against all these great offensive players who have been listed in this thread. The Flyers do not have any other centers/forwards capable of playing shutdown/3rd line center at Couturier's level, so why would they move him up and open up a gap at 3C? Scoring is valuable and at the moment, it's a major problem, but Couturier's offense is a lower priority compared to Giroux's/Jake's/Vinny's/BSchenn's/Hartnell's/Read's/Simmer's.
How's that been working out for them?

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