Couturier or RNH?

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  1. dkollidas

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    Hypothetically if you have a team that's rebuilding and need a center, which of these two has a better chance of becoming your franchise center, or do either of them either have that ability? IMO I take Couturier all day, but that's just me, I prefer big centers.
     
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    BPA, always. Couturier is the BPA, not Hopkins.
     
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    Couturier / Larsson are going 1 /2 in some order. And IMO, there is a drop off at #3.
     
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    completely agree, not convinced by hopkins yet, and landeskog will be a borderline 1st liner but his intangibles will get him drafted higher, no one other than couturier and larsson can change a franchise, maybe Murphy if he can play defense while putting up 60+pts.
     
  5. Not even 2-3 weeks ago, a lot of people had RNH over Couturier.


    Couturier makes the team and now I don't see anyone taking RNH over him.


    Anyway, its always been Couturier...Only a few Q doubters was thinking RNH was better. Couture skills set is size is something your hardly find.
     
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    Couturier will go #1 unless the 1st overall team is in market for a future top pairing Dman. Couturier is the safe bet over hopkins, because of his size and abilities. he scores, hopkins sets people up, its easy to get them assists in jr. but in pro level like NHL he'll need to create his own space on the ice and his size is aa factor, look at montreal, when they lose its because theyre speed wasnt a factor in the game and they got killed along the boards, and dont have puck protect due to size, and personally id love too see, Couturier on the Habs even if it wont happen
     
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    RNH is a lot like Duchene or Seguin; good enough to make things interesting but at the end of the day it was Couturier all along.
     
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    Neither, Landeskog.
     
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    Being from RD, RNH looks fantastic and is a dynamic player...however he still has to physically grow...Couturier is ahead right now...different player as well...RNH won't be the top pick unless Couturier and Larsson drop off dramatically.
     
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    2-3 weeks ago RNH hadn't scored a goal in a month. Every thread on here has had Couturier or Larsson as 1/2(as well with most media watchers)
     
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    I really hope Calgary winds up with Couturier, Hopkins, or Landeskog.
     
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    Tough comparison...I think couturier has the best chance to be a 1C because of his size and strength

    If rnh hits his ceiling he will be the much more dynamic and game changing player IMO
     
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    The biggest knock on Nugent-Hopkins is his apparent lack of size. At 17 he is already 6' but 164lbs and appears to be physically immature. I don't think it is out of the realm of possibility he is 6'1 and around 200lbs at 20-21. I wouldn't say that is small at all.
     
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    I wouldn't agree with this at all. Nugent-Hopkins and Murphy both have as much potential or more than Couturier and Larsson, just less of a chance to get there.

    Before the season I'd have said Nugent-Hopkins definitely, now, Couturier slighly above.

    At this point, the top 5 as I see it could all be in diffrent spots in the top 5.(Larsson, Couturier, RNH, Murphy, Landeskog)

    IMO
     
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    its true you can't teach size but it also true that you can't teach speed. RNH has the speed to keep up in the new NHL and like a previous post said his under size body can be built up especially by the time of being 21-22yrs. The other thing is ..yes he hasn't score in awhile which is disapointing but he, by all accounts that I've have read, has a great shot..he just needs to use it more which can be corrected by coaching.

    It will be very telling at least for me how SC does in the WJC..if he can perform in this tournament then I will discount the fact that he plays in the "Q". If he struggles then as an Isles fan presumably picking 1st or 2nd overall i'm going with Larrson then RNH...I might still be inclined to go that way anyways..with K.O and NINO we really don't need SC asmuch as we need for JT a fast set up guy.
     
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    Couturier hands down.
     
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    If a team patience and can wait for rnh to get bigger and stronger, they will an amazingly talented kid in their system...if guys like gagner, duchene, parise, Kane, etc can all get to a suitable weight for the NHL, I highly doubt rnh is incapable of getting to 190 pounds
     
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    Courtier. No doubt
     
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    Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, but I'm biased as hell
     
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    Couturier no hesitation. Couturier 1st overall..over RNH and Larsson.
     
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    Couturier without hesitation.
     
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    I read that some scouts think RNH's upside is higher.
     
  23. SomE*

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    It's definitely higher
     
  24. Parise09*

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    Yup, but the thing is, no one knows whether it will transfer over to the NHL because he seems so frail. (It's easier said than done to put on weight..especially since he doesn't really have the genetics for it...I think his dad is pretty small too)
     
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    Sean Couturier by a country mile...Size, amazing creative hands, excellent goal scoring and playmaking skills and smart, big body, great positioning and works hard on the ice.
     

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