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Early extension for Couture

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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.

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Sharks: Burns Likes Us, He Really Likes Us

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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.

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