NHL: 3 Reasons Why Logan Couture Got a Better Extension Than James Van Reimsdyk

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NHL: 3 Reasons Why Logan Couture Got a Better Extension Than James Van Reimsdyk
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James van Riemsdyk and Logan Couture both had relatively good seasons last year.

Both Couture and van Riemsdyk were entering the final years of their entry level contracts.

On Friday, the San Jose Sharks announced that they had signed Couture to a two year extension, worth $5.75 million in total.

Today, the Philadelphia Flyers followed suit with James van Riemsdyk, signing him to a six year extension worth a reported $25.5 million.

Now it may seem fairly obvious that van Riemsdyk got a better deal up front than Couture did.

But this slideshow will go through the reasons that I believe Logan Couture actually has a more profitable contract than his fellow 2007 first-round draftee counterpart.

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