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01-06-2014, 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by JDinklage Morgoone View Post
Seeing as that's all we have to base it on... there is certainly more empirical evidence to suggest Couturier being a better offensive player.

What are you basing it on? The eye test?
Yes.

I said i think Laughton could be the number 2 center on this team in 3-4 years.

Does that mean he has more offensive talent? No. Did I say he did? No.

But given Couturiers role as a checking line guy, and his consistent lack of offensive production so far in his career, I don't think it is too unreasonable to see Couts locked in the 3rd line role, and someone passing him. With his skating and offensive ability, I see Laughton as a candidate to do that....

that being said Schenn is still a candidate too. He was supposed to be the guy and it hasn't quite panned out yet. Maybe he will break through and lock that spot down. Who Knows. Not saying it is a guarantee. Just making a prediction.

I don't see Laughton as a 4th line center -- and given the choice between the two, I would take Couts as the checking line center -- so will the coaches -- so Laughton has a chance to become a number two, be a 4th line guy, or maybe switch to wing. Who knows.

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