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Entries with the tag: contract extension
Last night, Ray Ratto broke the news that Logan Couture and the Sharks had agreed to a 2 year contract extension. This morning, Twitter tells us that the numbers are $2.75M for the first year and $3M for the second. That sounds eminently reasonable considering what Couture brings to the team. By signing early for a reasonable sum, Couture follows in the footsteps of some of the team’s most prominent players, though following usually isn’t his style.
I don’t put much stock in talk of Couture contracting sophomoritis this season. Being picky about details, I might say this is only sort of his second NHL season. He played a lot in the 2009-2010 season. Maybe the end of last season was his sophomore slump. If that’s all we had to fear I can live with that. More importantly, I don’t believe he’s wired that way.
Burns signed a 5 year extension with the San Jose Sharks. Wow. I want to say that’s very Pisces of him, a “just do it” attitude like that. Alrighty then. (I just knew that if I started this morning’s blog entry out with “Sharks haven’t made any big announcements,” they would do something. Yeah, I meant to do that.)
David Pagnotta of The Fourth Period tweeted “Wow… $5.75M/year for Burns… I didn’t think he would cash in THAT much!” Huh. I’m going to have to look up all the possible connotations of “cash in.” I think it is safe to say a lot of people expected Burns to command a little more than that, if everything went well.