Well now he might get another cop out for being offensive if paired with Burns. Would anyone actually be opposed to him being 100% defense only allowing Burns to blast lasers at the net and cause havoc in the offensive side of the ice? Actually SJEasy is that the sort of thing you were talking about when you were talking about how his potential future with the Sharks hinges on him establishing chemistry with Burns? Or is 30 points the minimum the org expects out of him?
It was "OR" as the conjunction. He can be a 5-15-20 guy if he is also top pairing on matchups. It is the conjunction of lesser matchups and lack of points that hurts his worth.
Yes, they're wonderful players and deserved a raise. But the raise used to be to the $2.5-3 million range. Now you don't even get out of the gate unless the starting point is at the $5-6 million level. I'm sure Dean is in the $6 million range with Doughty. Good luck with that.
Looking ahead, it makes me wonder how much Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson will have to allocate next summer for Logan Couture's second contract.
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