Thread: Player Discussion: Coots: Sean Couturier
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10-28-2013, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by MikeyB99 View Post
The only problem I see with Couturier is, how uncomfortable he looks in the offensive zone. I know he's only 20 years old, but I find it so odd for a kid who put up the kind of numbers he did in Juniors, to look so out of place offensively in this league. You would think by his 3rd season, you'd start to see some signs of being able to make plays offensively. I love the kid to death. Hell, I even have his winter classic jersey, but I am a bit worried when I see him with the puck in the offensive zone, and looking like a deer in headlights. Here's hoping he figures it out.
He gets indecisive at times, but the play he made against the Islanders that drew a penalty (lead to Vinny's first goal) was something you didn't see from him last year. In addition his defensive game has been really good lately and he's much stronger on faceoffs than he was in his first two years. I think he just needs to get on the board, he does a lot of things right in the offensive zone he just misses the net a lot. We saw in his rookie year that he's capable of scoring with his wrist shot, I think right now it just boils down to him trying to hard for that perfect shot and not just getting it on net, he'll figure it out.

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