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LOGAN COUTURE: Sharks Would Have Lost in Florida

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San Jose's Logan Couture used the Panthers as an example when he said his team's loss at Los Angeles Wednesday had nothing to do with a so-called Staples Arena curse. The Sharks have won just one of their past 12 in L.A.

"We could have played in Florida tonight and probably lost that game, too,'' Couture told the San Jose Mercury News. "We just didn’t play well enough to win.”

A few fans took to Twitter on Thursday as they felt Couture was slighting the Panthers with his comment. I just think there are few places in the NHL further from Los Angeles than Florida.

For the record, the Panthers have won four straight against the Sharks and haven't lost to San Jose since Halloween night 2006.