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06-18-2014, 04:16 AM
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Originally Posted by WartracePred View Post
Future franchise, elite Dman for a 50-60 ppg forward? No. Marty Erat was a 50 ppg forward for the Preds. No way I trade Erat for Jones. Nor would I trade Couture for Jones. After his rookie season and WC tourney, nothing Jones has done dispells the projection that he'll attain Weber-like status in a few years. He's only 19 and playing much older and more experienced than his peers.
Saying no is fine but it's pretty ignorant to call couture a 50-60 point forward and compare him to Martin Erat when he has scored 65, 63 (pro-rated), and 68 points in the past 3 years, while Erat never scored that much, even though Erat's prime years were in a higher scoring era, Couture faces tougher competition, and also holds more defensive responsibilities than Erat ever did. He has 70 point potential quite easily seeing as he almost did it despite a freakishly low shooting percentage compared to his career average and is still only 25.

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