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Most, if not all of you are probably thinking "what about Jonathan Huberdeau?"
Huberdeau's a great player, but I still think Couturier is better.
Both are listed as centers, but Huberdeau played the Wing several times this season, which probably gave him some extra scoring chances, and Couturier scored 96 points with nowhere near as much talent surrounding him in Drummondville as Huberdeau has on the Sea Dogs.
He's also got a size advantage over Huberdeau, which should help him at the NHL level. Huberdeau is a faster skater, but there are players in this league that find ways to produce, even if they don't have a tremendous set of wheels.
The Florida Panthers are a team completely devoid of talent, so they need someone who can step into that type of situation and be a star.
Couturier strikes me as that kind of player. Huberdeau does not.
Sean Couturier will help jump start Dale Tallon's reconstruction of this Panther offense, joining a forward corps that features two capable point-producers in Stephen Weiss and David Booth, but is otherwise lacking in that regard.