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11-17-2011, 10:14 PM
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Couturier to Defensemen

Just for a few games when Schenn comes back and Gustaffson is still out.

Couturier > Lilja


(I don't want to see Harrison Zolnierczyk or Zac Rinaldo sent down.)


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Not quite sure how I should respond to this.

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Ive never really played competitive ice hockey.. But they have to be totally different positions to play.. Would be a waste.

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You would have to be crazy to mess with him like that.

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Not quite sure how I should respond to this.
You're supposed to say, "Brilliant idea Bryzgalovsky, why the hell didn't I think of that?"

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Ive never really played competitive ice hockey.. But they have to be totally different positions to play.. Would be a waste.
Did you see him on the play when Meszaros got a little overzealous and coughed up the puck? Couturier lined up and skated backwards right along with the player who had the puck and stole it from him like he's been a defenseman his whole life.


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You're supposed to say, "Brilliant idea Bryzgalovsky, why the hell didn't I think of that?"



Did you see him on the play when Meszaros got a little overzealous and coughed up the puck? Couterier lined up and skated backwards right along with the player who had the puck and stole it from him like he's been a defenseman his whole life.
A one time thing..
He is a great defensive forward but he is not a defenseman..
From what ive seen in the nhl, you usually do it the reverse way.. Taking a defenseman to forward role.. Cant recall seeing the way you are saying though

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I really like how Couts has played by no way couts>Lilja at being a defenseman

It just won't happen. Like someone else said it usually goes dman to forward not the other way around

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guh?
I don't know what language that is, but I'm guessing it means something like "right on, bro."

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good thing you dodn't post this after a loss.

cue the, "no one shoud be able to start a thread until after 500 posts" responses now.

why take the rookiw out of his comfort zone.

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Not a chance. He'll get pushed around like a ragdoll.

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Show your work next time, though.

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Just for a few games when Schenn comes back and Gustaffson is still out.

Couturier > Lilja


(I don't want to see Harrison Zolnierczyk or Zac Rinaldo sent down.)
I actually had a somewhat similar thought when Couturier covered for a pinching Meszaros, but I was only thinking Couturier would also have been a great defenseman, not to actually play him as one.

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You're supposed to say, "Brilliant idea Bryzgalovsky, why the hell didn't I think of that?"

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Who do you think he is?! Sami Kapanen?!?
Haha beat me to it!! I miss the little guy

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I would wager he would have trouble with the back skating over long periods of time.

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No. He is fine where he is.

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Just because he wears the same number doesn't mean he would do as well as Sami.
EDIT: And I'm an idiot, Sami wore 24, not 14.


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If we're down a dman in a game, I wouldn't be too opposed to this idea actually. Either Couturier or Read, perhaps.

I wouldn't do it just to bench Lilja though. I doubt that Couturier would be a better dman than him right now, Lilja has actually been pretty solid lately. If we have another injury and the choices are Marshall/Kessel/Lauridsen or reentry Walker/Bartulis... then maybe we should try something out. Or just go with 5 dmen but have an extra forward (Rinaldo will be out 15-20 minutes per game just by giving a funny look to someone in crowd anyway).

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Lilja has actually played fine the last few games, but it's probably due to the teams we've been playing

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I really question what Laviolette and company are doing with Couturier. We all know that when Laviolette's "boy", Schenn, comes back into the lineup Couturier's ice time is going to get cut even further. Everyone talks about wanting to limit his ice time over the course of the regular season, but with it being so early in the year, now is the time to give Couturier ice time and then when the second half rolls around, roll back a bit on the ice time to avoid hitting the wall. The guy has proven so far he can play in the big league, so why not give him more than just table scraps for ice time? As well, some decent line mates might go a long way as well.

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