As far as i like Pacioretty I'd appreciate if Pouliot can score a little bit more than him !
He has a good shot, but he hasn't shown consistent finish at the NHL level. Only time will tell if he flops or thrives offensively.
You watch Pouliot for 2 minutes on the ice and you can see he projects a higher ceiling than Lats. However, Lats is certainly much closer to fulfilling his potential than Pouliot. Lats is much more of a sure thing at this point in time.