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Salary rankings

Postby slaps » Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:41 am

From Heika's Blog.


Miikka Kiprusoff _ Calgary _ $8.5 million
Henrik Lundqvist _ NYR _ $7.75 million
Roberto Luongo _ Vancouver _ $6.75 million
Nikolai Khabibulin _ Chicago _ $6.75 million
Marty Turco _ Dallas _ $5.7 million
Cristobal Huet _ Chicago _ $5.6 million
J-S Giguere _ Anaheim _ $5.5 million
Tomas Vokoun _ Florida _ $5.5 million
Evgeni Nabokov _ San Jose _ $5.5 million
Martin Brodeur _ New Jersey _ $5.5 million

Wow. That one is WAY out of alignment. I can't even begin to imagine who thought it was a good idea to make Lundqvist the 2nd highest-paid goalie in the league.


Kimmo Timonen _ Philadelphia _ $8 million
Wade Redden _ NYR _ $8 million
Zdeno Chara _ Boston _ $7.5 million
Nicklas Lidstrom _ Detroit _ $7.4 million
Brian Campbell _ Chicago _ $7.1 million
Dion Phaneuf _ Calgary _ $7 million
Lubomir Visnovsky _ Edmonton _ $7 million
Scott Niedermayer _ Anaheim _ $6.75 million
Dan Boyle _ San Jose _ $6.7 million
Ed Jovanovski _ Phoenix _ $6.5 million

Timonen makes $8m???? What the hell is that?

Again, a pretty sucktacular list, IMO. None of those guys are actually worth that much, save for Lidstrom and Niedermayer. Those are the only two on there, that I can see, that have an enormous impact on the fortunes of their team.

Also, I find it funny that Zubov doesn't even come close to top 10. Yet, he would have been a Norris finalist last season if not for injury.


Dany Heatley _ Ottawa _ $10 million
Sidney Crosby _ Pittsburgh _ $9 million
Alexander Ovechkin _ Washington _ $9 million
Jason Spezza _ Ottawa _ $8 million
Tomas Vanek _ Buffalo _ $8 million
Daniel Briere _ Philadelphia _ $8 million
Scott Gomez _ NYR _ $8 million
Brad Richards _ Dallas _ $7.8 million
Ilya Kovalchuk _ Atlanta _ $7.5 million
Marian Gaborik _ Minnesota _ $7.5 million

A little better. Ovechkin is worth it. Crosby probably is too.

Richards is overpaid, but he's a hell of a good player, and we didn't overpay him. We just took on the contract. HEatley is definitely not worth that, and Kovalchuk is wasted on the Thrashers, much like Gaborik on the wild.
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Re: Salary rankings

Postby Knives Out » Thu Jul 31, 2008 2:01 pm


i like Huet, but he really shouldn't be the 6th highest paid Goalie in the league. it's Chicago's fault though. if you notice, they have 2 Goalies in that Top 10 list.

i don't mind Lundqvist being the 2nd highest paid. he'll get better as the years go by. also, i would kill a (insert something cute) to have him in Dallas.


this is the list that pisses me off the most. in the Top 5 we have guys like Timonen, Redden and Campbell sitting pretty with Lidstrom and Chara (two defenders who actually deserve their salary). in regards to the bottom 5, Phaneuf and Niedermayer i can understand while Visnovsky i kinda don't. then to round out the rest of the list, we've got washed up turds like Boyle and Jovanovski leading the charge.


this list looks fine to me (with the exception of Vanek and Gomez).
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Re: Salary rankings

Postby Rebel » Thu Jul 31, 2008 6:40 pm

When Kimmo Timonen is the highest paid defensemen in the league you know there are some problems.
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Re: Salary rankings

Postby StarsFaninCO » Thu Jul 31, 2008 6:42 pm

come problems??
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Re: Salary rankings

Postby puck you » Thu Jul 31, 2008 6:45 pm

Rebel wrote:When Kimmo Timonen is the highest paid defensemen in the league you know there are cum problems.


You're welcome.

EDIT: And I agree. Timonen is a decent defenseman, but he should not be receiving more than the likes of Lidstrom, Niedermayer and Zubov.


Re: Salary rankings

Postby Rebel » Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:59 pm

StarsFaninCO wrote:come problems??

What are you talking about? :?

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