There it is again. "nowhere near the value". One guy has been a good player in this league for several years the other guy is going into his sophomore season off a 27 point freshman year. Couturier projects well but these kinds of statements are ridiculous. Let him actually prove it before saying like this. We get it; you guys think he's great but the key is you think. Objectively, he has to actually put up the numbers to prove he's not just another Sammy Paulsson.
One guy gets paid more than a consistent 25-30 goal scorer and playoff weapon like Briere... (or anyone else on the entire roster for that matter) one guy is on an ELC and is an RFA for quite a while. Weird how those things factor into objectivity.