brickwall30 Posted April 16, 2011 Share Posted April 16, 2011 So the biggest divide among everyone seems to be in picking between these two. Obviously most of us would choose one of the top 3 if one slips to us at 4 but assuming that doesn't happen who do you take and why? Personally I take huberdeau because while he is a riskier bet he has proven to be an impact player and continues to improve by leaps and bounds every game. Couturier to me is just not an appealing option because while he is a safe bet to turn into a Jordan Staal type, he really doesn't seem to have the high end of a learning curve based on his lack of dynamic improvement to his previous years in Junior PLAYER COMPARISONS: Couturier - Arnott or Jordan Staal Huberdeau - Giroux or Backstrom We already have 2 very good two-way centers. If we get another one with this pick it needs to be one with a high talent ceiling, and I think Huberdeau fits that bill. RELAVENT ARTICLES: to say that Huberdeau is on a tear in the playoffs would be a VAST understatement! Couturier: http://en.lhjmq.qc.ca/roster/show/id/6942 (Stats UPDATED) http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=558864 http://thehockeywriters.com/the-next-ones-%E2%80%93-nhl-2011-draft-prospect-profile-%E2%80%93-sean-couturier-%E2%80%93-ten-tool-prospect/ http://www.coppernblue.com/2011/4/8/2097987/the-case-for-sean-couturier-at-1 Huberdeau: http://en.lhjmq.qc.ca/roster/show/id/7483 (Stats UPDATED) http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=555797 http://thehockeywriters.com/the-next-ones-jonathan-huberdea/ Thoughts? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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