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    Couturier working his way to the top of the 2011 draft class
    Travis Yost
    At the time, the 2011 NHL Draft was predicted to produce one of the biggest impact classes in recent history. Fast forward eight years and the data are quite complementary of the talent that class brought to the NHL.

    One hundred and twenty-five draftees have made at least one NHL appearance, 31 players have already amassed 100 or more points, and even the goalie crop – including Anaheim’s
    and St. Louis’

    – has been well represented.

    The first round featured more depth than true superstar talent – the first three players off the board (in order) were
    , , and

    , all of whom have become extremely successful professionals and all of whom are still with the franchise that drafted them.

    Plenty of other household names followed.
    and also went within the first 10 picks, as did defenders and . And let’s not forget about a pair of top-six forwards the Tampa Bay Lightning landed outside of the first round in and , or Calgary grabbing

    in the fourth round. Anyway, you get the point: This draft class was as deep as advertised.

    If you were asked to name the best skater (sorry, Mr. Gibson!) from the class, players like Kucherov (490 career points) or Scheifele (0.34 goals per game, second to only Kucherov) would probably headline the class. But increasingly I believe there’s another candidate that should earn consideration, and that’s Philadelphia’s Sean Couturier....

    Full article:
    https://www.tsn.ca/sean-couturier-wo...lass-1.1406872
    Last edited by Tim Kerr #12; 12-02-2019, 09:40 PM.
    Philadelphia Flyers #1
    Winnipeg Jets a very distant #2
    The rest of the 29 teams can KMA!

  • #2
    There are all of these player rankings where Couturier is down the line for centers in the league. The guys that do the rankings are on the juice or weed. The guy isn’t Bergeron but he’s awfully close. There are two ends to the rink and he plays tough in both ends. To me he’s an AS and the heart of the club.
    "I admire the exagerrated way that you tell the truth."- Arthur Balfour

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    • #3
      Originally posted by flyers19rw View Post
      There are all of these player rankings where Couturier is down the line for centers in the league. The guys that do the rankings are on the juice or weed. The guy isn’t Bergeron but he’s awfully close. There are two ends to the rink and he plays tough in both ends. To me he’s an AS and the heart of the club.
      Werd.

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      • #4
        He's the straw that stirs the drink.

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        • #5
          Definitely makes Voracek a better player.

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          • #6
            Some more Couturier....

            Selke Trophy (best defensive forward)
            Greg Wyshynski ESPN
            Sean Couturier checks a lot of boxes as a Selke candidate.

            Leader: Sean Couturier, Philadelphia Flyers
            Finalists: Patrice Bergeron, Boston Bruins; Mark Stone, Vegas Golden Knights

            Couturier has the lead for the Selke for a few reasons, some fact-based and some narrative. The Flyers are playing well, which gives his accomplishments a larger spotlight. Ditto the idea that he's "due," having been nominated for the award just once in nine seasons, despite his defensive acumen. He's a center, which has its obvious advantages in the Selke race. He's also a center with 21 points in 27 games, which is another (maddeningly) mandatory facet for this award.

            But mostly, he's winning the head-to-head battle with Bergeron, which is what you have to do to win the Selke as a center. According to Natural Stat Trick's stats per 60 minutes at 5-on-5, Couturier has the advantage in shot attempts (the Flyers get 57.77%, the Bruins 55.70%), scoring chances against (21.45 to 22.36), high-danger shot attempts (9.51 to 10.25), on-ice save percentage (.917 to .891) and faceoff percentage (57.9% to 55%). Couturier also leads in games played (27 to 21), but a deficit there never stopped Bergeron from winning the Selke before.

            More:
            https://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/...bate-continues
            Philadelphia Flyers #1
            Winnipeg Jets a very distant #2
            The rest of the 29 teams can KMA!

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            • #7
              Glad to see the recognition being given to Couts...but its really WAY too early to be looking at personal awards like the Selke. Greg Wyshynski is a a-hole who goes out of his way to avoid giving any props to the Flyers...so for him to be throwing any flowers towards anything Flyers related speaks volumes...but it would not shock me that he did this to jynx the Flyers. That's just the type of prick he is.

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