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The Couturier Effect

Back in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Philadelphia Flyers were two distinctly different hockey clubs based on the presence or absence of a single player: Hockey Hall of Fame defenseman Mark Howe. In the last three years of his Flyers career, struggling with a chronic bad back and other injury issues, Howe was out of the lineup more than he was able to play. He played 101...
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Couturier injury or not, Flyers should stay the course

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports The morning after tallying an impressive 6-3 win over the Nashville Predators, their third-straight victory, the Flyers received some devastating news when they learned that blossoming two-way forward Sean Couturier would miss at least the next four weeks with a lower-body injury. Since his rookie season in 2012, the former first-round pick found his...
Via The Hockey Guys
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers' Couturier to miss four weeks with lower-body injury

The Philadelphia Flyers' bid for the postseason suffered a significant hit on Friday as the team announced that second-line center Sean Couturier will be sidelined four weeks with a lower-body injury.The Flyers' top defensive forward, Couturier played in just two games since returning from a two-week absence due to the injury. The 23-year-old Couturier exited in the second period...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Couturier out 4 weeks with lower-body injury

Embed from Getty Images   The Flyers potential playoff hopes may have suffered a major blow. In just his second game back from injury, Sean Couturier left Thursday's 6-3 Flyers win in Nashville and did not return. On Friday, the update on the forward could not have been worse. Couturier will be out approximately four weeks with a lower-body injury, GM Ron Hextall announced...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Couturier the Flyers real MVP

Embed from Getty Images   So many times in hockey, there is too much of a focus on the numbers, what the stat sheet reads after a game or the totals at a certain point in the season. Often times, that is used to unjustly judge a player's skill level. Flyers GM Ron Hextall has always gone to bat for one player in particular who hasn't lit things up offensively but falls...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers place Couturier on injured reserve

Embed from Getty Images   The hope of all NHL teams over the All-Star break is to get healthier for the stretch run of the season. The Flyers certainly needed the break, having played three straight games without Sean Couturier and dealing with health questions to both goalies Michal Neuvirth and Steve Mason. The break did not help one of the Flyers defensive catalysts...
Via Flyerdelphia
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers Found a Leader in Sean Couturier

The Philadelphia Flyers have been slumping. They are not performing to their standards and are sitting in the bottom of the East Conference. However, in these past three weeks, they have found a leader in the form of Sean Couturier. The former 2011 first-round draft pick now has 15 points in his last 16 games (7 G, 8A) and is operating at an incredible pace. He currently leads the...
Via The Sports Journal
January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Zac Rinaldo avoids discipline after questionable hit on Sean Couturier

Apparently you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Zac Rinaldo was traded this offseason from the Flyers to the Bruins, a move that confused many in the northeast as people didn’t believe Rinaldo was worth the ink his check was printed on. He declared to the Boston media that he was a changed man and wouldn’t be up to his normal antics. It looks like three weeks into the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers: Sean Couturier impresses at World Championships

Look back to the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. The Philadelphia Flyers selected Sean Couturier eighth overall and knew they were getting a highly touted prospect. Look forward to the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs. Sean Couturier plays a crucial role in helping the Flyers defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins by shutting down Art Ross Trophy and eventual Hart Trophy Winner Yevgeni Malkin, while also...
May 17, 2015  |  Discuss

The Evolution of Sean Couturier’s beard is terrifying

Here’s a graphic showing how Sean Couturier of the Philadelphia Flyers has grown his beard out. It’s amazing. Via reddit/hockey    
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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