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01-02-2014, 10:52 PM
Sean Cubeturier
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Originally Posted by flyershockey View Post
Yeah I wouldn't be heartbroken if Downie walked at the end of the year. He's prone to awful turnovers, and he's coasting a lot of the time. He's not even close to as aggressive as he once was. This team has plenty of middle six wingers.
I don't think he's coasting. I think he's changed the type of player he is to be a slow the game down type of player. I think he's a great complimentary player, and showed that he can be playing with Couts and Read when he first got here. His injuries have really put a monkey-wrench in continuing that chemistry on that line.

I think the big thing to learn from this game is how much of an impact Read can have on Couts' game. He did not play a smart game.

Also, Vinny needs to play on a different line. If Raffl is out for a few with the concussion, I'd like to see what Vinny can do on the top line, as long as he buys into being a complimentary type player for Jake and G.

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