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10-24-2013, 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Beef Invictus View Post
He also just upgraded and neutralized Crosby. So it's not like he just has one superstar's number.
I was shocked by this.

I thought Crosby was going to kill Couturier and Malkin was going to destroy giroux but it worked out.

When i watched edmonton play Pitt, i saw bylsma constantly putting crosby and malkin out there against RNH. Everytime RNH was on the ice you could tell that was who pitt was targeting their matchups against. RNH has a real hard time against legit 1st line centers. He looks quite feeble against them. As much as RNH has a step on Couturier in terms of Offense what kind of advantage is it if teams are making him play defense against their top line stars? This is one of the reasons why i think RNH will have a hard time being a EV dominant force.

On the other hand I see teams avoiding putting their top stars on the ice when Couturier is out there.

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