Logan Couture might use Jeff Skinner’s contract in future talks

Ride The Crease:

Maybe he should just be worried about himself and not who to Parallel when it comes to contract talks.

Originally posted on ProHockeyTalk:

Logan Couture followed Jeff Skinner in the 2011 Calder Trophy voting and has produced similar stats in his career.

CSNBayArea.com’s Kevin Kurz believes that Couture should (eventually) try to parallel Skinner’s earnings the next time he discusses a contract with the San Jose Sharks, then.

Logan Couture’s eyes must have lit up when he saw the deal that Skinner, who edged out Couture for the Calder Trophy as NHL Rookie of the Year after the 2010-11 season, inked with the Hurricanes. The left winger will earn slightly more than $34 million over the six-year term of the deal, which averages out to a salary cap hit of $5.725 a year beginning with the 2013-14 season.

… The numbers that Skinner and Couture have put up in their first two full NHL seasons are eerily similar. In 159 games, the 23-year-old Couture has 121 points, or .76 points per game.

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