To be fair, Garrioch reported that the asking price is Couturier. Not that the Flyers are offering Couturier.
But even then, I find it hard to believe the Sharks would start with such a high price. I know you start high and work your way down if you have to in a negotiation, but Couturier just seems out of the stratosphere of what a reasonable return for Clowe should be.
I think that Wilson is trying to drive up the price right now and get one of the teams interested in him to give up a 1st. I think that if any of those names had coughed up a 1st by now, he would have been traded already. Hopefully we can get him but not at Sj's asking price. Anything more than what Murray fetched would be over payment imo.