Still? Sheesh. I assumed he would be eligible since he finished the year there.
Edit: I see that he is still 5 months too young. Lame.
Most players who jump from the CHL to the NHL have dominated the CHL for two seasons. Laughton has started to do it for one year. If he's on the 3rd line here and Couturier is on the 2nd, that could wind up ugly this year (Peter Principle in effect). I still say it's preferable to hold off for a year unless he can't be denied in camp.
Last edited by Damaged Goods: 07-02-2013 at 12:25 AM.
IMO yes, he'll most likely be our 4th line center and if he shows well in camp, he could get some PK time. I think he'll eventually get moved to the wing and play on Coots line but that'll be another year or 2 from now.
He should be given the chance to make the roster, but if he's just going to be a 4th liner and struggle if he has to move up due to injury I would rather they send him back to Juniors and sign someone like Steckel for a stop gap on the 4th line.