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04-17-2013, 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by crunchyblack View Post
Tied for 1st in goals with a 2nd (2.25 ? ) year guy who makes a fraction of his salary (and is playing on the same line as him against the same competition).

I don't even agree with you that we would be THAT much worse off without him this season. Worse? Yes. Much worse? No not really, considering a huge portion of his points have been in a small number of games and earned a small fraction of our total points this season.
Couture is on an RFA deal, can't be compared. If Couture had been a UFA for his last deal... his contract would have been massive. Couture is absolutely coveted league wide, someone would have handed him a blank check.

I'm sorry, I don't care how you rationalize it, we would have lost more games without his 17 goals and 11 assists. even 2 or 3 more losses puts us barely in the playoffs, or just out of it. Team is worse without him especially considering we don't have anyone to replace him with.

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