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Salaries in perspective

As the NHL free-agency period began yesterday, and players’ contracts expired allowing any team to sign deals with them, some pretty wacky numbers started to appear:

  • $8.7 million/year for Evgeni Malkin
  • $7.45 million for one year for Marian Hossa
  • $7.1 million/year for Brian Campbell
  • $4.1 million/year for Mark Streit
  • $4.5 million/year for former Canadiens goaltender José Theodore
  • $5 million/year for former Canadiens goaltender Cristobal Huet

And yet, someone is going to make more next year than all of these people put together: Rush Limbaugh. And that’s not even including his $100 million signing bonus.

2 thoughts on “Salaries in perspective

  1. jean-pierre

    …and to think the Rocket couldn’t even get a day off “work” to move. This is why I don’t believe in hockey anymore. I don’t care how talented they are, these salaries are just ridiculous.

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