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Sean Couturier shares his thoughts on being benched

Published March 25, 2024 at 9:17 PM

It was surprising for most when we found out that Sean Couturier was going to be a healthy scratch for not only one but two games. Couturier has since returned to the lineup, and he gave his opinion on the matter with the media.

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When asked about the benching, his response was as follows "It's all good. It's always been good, honestly. At the time, it just ... it's tough to hear that (you're getting scratched). You want to help in any way you can at this time of the year. It's behind me now. I don't want to really talk about it, I just want to help the team in any way I can. It all worked out well - we got three out of four points, now five out of six. I thought, as a team, we all responded really well. I definitely felt fresh (he said with a laugh). I had a week to kind of just recover, refocus, recharge the battery."

Now, when he spoke about it, when he was first scratched, he was clearly upset as most would be. However, it's been a few days, and the Flyers are in currently in a playoff race so this probably the best response, he could have given, which you could see why he is currently the captain of the Flyers. Instead, of making it about himself and his situation, he instead says he is focused on the team and what they need to do to win and get in the playoffs. Hopefully, this can motivate him and others on the team in the final 10 games of the season.
March 25   |   1 answers
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