Future Considerations review of WJC Draft Eligibles.

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  1. DanStewart

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    FC has a couple articles up running down some of the draft eligibles and how they faired at the 2011 WJC in Buffalo.

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    All the mentions are on point, maybe a little on the safe side, none the less summed up the performances to a tee

    As for the comment in regard to Couturier’s skating ability, my feeling still is that he will be missing that high end gear at top speed, with that being said I’m sure what most general managers would be more interested in is the adding of an additional 25 lbs to a frame that slick hands and dynamic instincts, maybe one day a less abrasive Joe Thornton type or a poor man’s defensively responsible Leavalier
     
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    Well we know who that guy would draft :rolleyes:
     
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    This baby is off the charts mm-hai!
     
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    The thing is Sean is not a bad skater. He is missing that explosivness in his step and quickness in his feet but he gets from point A to point B just fine. You also have to wonder if the mono could also cause him to be sluggish in that area right now. The kid still has skinny legs. Added lower body strength will improve his foot speed, question is by how much.

    His role in the WJC while he played it soundly, might not have been the best thing for his draft stock as he was not asked to be a big contributor offensively. In my opinion, Couturier still has one of the biggest upsides in the draft. Thornton and Lecavalier might be a streach but the Jordan Staal comp. is a good one.
     
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    Stretch sure, more or less examples of former first overalls, I’m not concerned by acceleration, IMO his pro game will shape north to south and a cycle game, an east to east will not be needed (although it can’t hurt), Jordan and Sean’s bodies seem to be on different spectrums (at least ATM), Staal is a farm boy horse type that relies on power, strength, and dexterity to carry him into large minutes for the Pens, as raw as any teenager is how much more room for improvement is there for Sean’s skating?
     
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    If you consider riding a sod cutter at the Sunshine Sod farm, farming. Jordan was just a gangly and raw as Sean is at this age. Both have a wirey strength to them.
     
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