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11-05-2010, 01:35 PM
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Couturier, and I wouldnt even think twice about it.
So you think he can be that missing (scoring) link that this team has been missing? He can fill that void?

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SO, would you rather have Couturier or playoffs?
Playoffs for me, no doubt...

The draft really is a crap shoot IMO.

Love to watch it though, but you really never know what you get.

And we need some winning desperately.

But we've had this discussion before

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Couturier, and I wouldnt even think twice about it.
I'm sure Couturier will be good and everything, but how long will it take him to be a real impact player?

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SO, would you rather have Couturier or playoffs?
Couturier. We won't make the playoffs anyway. With this team, it's more like, what do you want the #1 pick or the #13 pick.

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Maaaan !!

I want an electrifying skater with moves that can get us out of our seats on shootouts (for example)...

I don't want a slow-footed centerman !
He's not slow. And even if he was, wouldn't you want the best forward available?

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Playoffs for me, no doubt...

The draft really is a crap shoot IMO.

Love to watch it though, but you really never know what you get.

And we need some winning desperately.

But we've had this discussion before
The draft IS a crap shoot, but when you're talking about the elite talent in a given draft, it's actually a pretty safe be he's going to be a good player. Just look at the top 3 picks from recent drafts:

2009: John Tavares, Victor Hedman, Matt Duchene
2008: Steven Stamkos, Drew Doughty, Zach Bogosian
2007: Patrick Kane, JVR, Kyle Turris
2006: Erik Johnson, Jordan Staal, Jonathan Toews
2005: Sidney Crosby, Bobby Ryan, Jack Johnson
2004: Alexander Ovechkin, Evgeni Malkin, Cam Barker

Not one of them is a bust and many of them are great players. I'd definitely take my chances with a guy like Couturier.

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He's not slow. And even if he was, wouldn't you want the best forward available?
Just teasing you...

Fact is I don't like Couturier consistently comparing himself to Jordan Staal... One way it's great because it shows he is a pretty humble kid ! But I would like more of a killer instinct... He may have it in him though, you never know !

I hope so... For whoever drafts him... This kid could be a monster !!

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11-05-2010, 03:57 PM
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Just teasing you...

Fact is I don't like Couturier consistently comparing himself to Jordan Staal... One way it's great because it shows he is a pretty humble kid ! But I would like more of a killer instinct... He may have it in him though, you never know !

I hope so... For whoever drafts him... This kid could be a monster !!
I want to draft a kid who possesses above-average offensive skills, a killer instinct, and a winning attitude. I want to draft someone who gets PO'd when he loses, someone who despises losing.

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11-05-2010, 04:14 PM
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how about

Couturier is the future of FLA!

Lol

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Just teasing you...

Fact is I don't like Couturier consistently comparing himself to Jordan Staal... One way it's great because it shows he is a pretty humble kid ! But I would like more of a killer instinct... He may have it in him though, you never know !

I hope so... For whoever drafts him... This kid could be a monster !!
It just shows how down to earth the kid is and how willing to work he is. He prides himself on his defensive play, on his attention to details, and that's why he's a great player. 6'4" center, probably will fill out at 215 lbs.+, he can shut you down and outscore you, this kid will hit, fight, do whatever it takes to win. He's one of the best all around prospects to come around in a long time. He has a hell of a killer instinct, make no mistake. He is saying the right things, but I think he will be more of a scorer than Jordan Staal is. Anyway, it's his play on the ice that will ultimately do the talking.

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11-07-2010, 11:15 AM
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Hop listening to all the goal-scoring questions? RNH dropped 2 goals on one of the top teams in the Dub, Tri-City.

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Is Ryan Murphy like a mike green or is he better defensively? I know we're not likely to pick a defenceman, but always good to know.

If we draft between 8-12, maybe Ty Rattie is our man. I know people have been saying that he benefits from the team, but he is maybe the drafts best goalscorer I've read.

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Is Ryan Murphy like a mike green or is he better defensively? I know we're not likely to pick a defenceman, but always good to know.

If we draft between 8-12, maybe Ty Rattie is our man. I know people have been saying that he benefits from the team, but he is maybe the drafts best goalscorer I've read.
Murphy is good defensively but he is small. Hard to say what he will become if he makes it in the NHL. If Rattie keeps this up, I think he goes higher than #8.

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I'm sure Couturier will be good and everything, but how long will it take him to be a real impact player?
We have seen young guys step in right away and be key contributors to teams, so why couldnt it happen here. Larsson, Couturier, and Hopkins can all step in an contribute next season. This league is transforming into a more youth-orientated league, with a lot of its prime players still relatively young. Couturier here next season would absolutely be a impact player.

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So you think he can be that missing (scoring) link that this team has been missing? He can fill that void?
He is big, strong, can score, can play defense, etc. This team doesnt have a missing link, it has missing links, and Couturier would fill in the most necessary link, which is top line forward.

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We have seen young guys step in right away and be key contributors to teams, so why couldnt it happen here. Larsson, Couturier, and Hopkins can all step in an contribute next season. This league is transforming into a more youth-orientated league, with a lot of its prime players still relatively young. Couturier here next season would absolutely be a impact player.



He is big, strong, can score, can play defense, etc. This team doesnt have a missing link, it has missing links, and Couturier would fill in the most necessary link, which is top line forward.
They'll all contribute, but they won't be saviors in their first season, but they can certainly contribute in a playoffs-season...

They are all franchise players, those 3 are what Tallon truly wants for our future ! We need a top-2 pick really !!



Couturier = Tallon's Toews
Nugent-Hopkins = Tallon's Kane

Go Panthers go though !

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11-07-2010, 03:13 PM
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Personally I don't think they're going to get a top 3 pick, maybe a fourth or fifth overall pick. Mainly because they're outplaying most of their opponents and if they continue to play like that then they're more apt to stay out of dead last in the league.

After doing a little more research I'm finding that I'm liking what I see from Landeskog, Saad, and Strome.

Also since the Panthers probably aren't going to make the playoffs (unless they can get their offense going) I figure they're going to have more than one first round pick by the end of the season, so even if we don't get Couturier, Larsson, or RNH we'll see more one of these first round prospects in a Panthers jersey.

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Don't know much about the 2011 prospects accept from what I've read here. I did here rumors last year about Nugent-Hopkins that he is the real deal and will be a special talent in this league so right now I'm leaning towards him. I think we need to come away from this draft with either Nugent-Hopkins or Courturier for sure though!!!

It remains to be seen who would fit the best on our team but I think what we get back when we trade Vokoun away(if we do) and what Tallon is looking to go after in FA will ultimately decide who we pick. Do we want a poor man's Getzlaf(Courturier) or a poor man's Savard(Nugent-Hopkins)? Right now I'd go with Nugent-Hopkins because he is the one who is considered the more special talent of the two but wouldn't mind getting Courturier either!

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They'll all contribute, but they won't be saviors in their first season, but they can certainly contribute in a playoffs-season...

They are all franchise players, those 3 are what Tallon truly wants for our future ! We need a top-2 pick really !!



Couturier = Tallon's Toews
Nugent-Hopkins = Tallon's Kane

Go Panthers go though !
They don't have to be saviors, they just have to have a Tavares-like rookie season if it's Couturier/RNH, or be a top 4 D that can contribute offensively if it's Larsson. All of which is totally feasible. Although, RNH has to gain a lot of weight between now and then. And then if we can add another bonafide top 6 forward as well, we could definitely have a good season.

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They don't have to be saviors, they just have to have a Tavares-like rookie season if it's Couturier/RNH, or be a top 4 D that can contribute offensively if it's Larsson. All of which is totally feasible. Although, RNH has to gain a lot of weight between now and then. And then if we can add another bonafide top 6 forward as well, we could definitely have a good season.
Vokoun and this year first round pick are our major assets right now !

If we can land a top-3 pick, and trade Vokoun for say a Eller-Schultz type of package... We are good to go for the next few years !

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TSN announcers talkin bout Nugent-Hopkins between periods saying, could you imagine if they(Panthers) draft Nugent-Hopkins!

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Thats my vote as of now is Nugent-Hopkins!!!

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Vokoun and this year first round pick are our major assets right now !

If we can land a top-3 pick, and trade Vokoun for say a Eller-Schultz type of package... We are good to go for the next few years !
Who's going to be the goaltender next year, then?
I'd rather keep Vokoun.

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Thats my vote as of now is Nugent-Hopkins!!!
If we're in the lottery, I'm also on the RNH bandwagon, in case you haven't noticed . The Nuge is in a pretty big game tonight against a top team in the Vancouver Giants. So far 0-0 at the end of 1.

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If we're in the lottery, I'm also on the RNH bandwagon, in case you haven't noticed . The Nuge is in a pretty big game tonight against a top team in the Vancouver Giants. So far 0-0 at the end of 1.
nice, any live stream for that game???

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nice, any live stream for that game???
The WHL does do live streams, only thing is that it's not free. ~$7 a game or so.

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The WHL does do live streams, only thing is that it's not free. ~$7 a game or so.
wow, that's more then Center Ice charges per game. thx anyways.

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