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06-11-2010, 10:26 AM
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Originally Posted by token grinder View Post
here is another fact about hornvqist. We absolutely should compare him and his salary to holmstrom. Even in holmstrom's prime. holmstrom has NEVER made over 2.25 million. NEVER

The Holmstrom comparison is likely a dud. Hornqvist's team will shoot it down quickly and easily. At age 22/23, Hornqvist had 30 points and 51 points. Holmstrom was 33 when he scored more than 40 points for the first time (he's done it 3 total times). He was 33 when he scored more than 20 goals for the first time (he's done it 3 total times).

At the roughly the same age (Holmstrom was a year older) and both in their second NHL seasons, Hornqvist had 25 more goals and 29 more points. It's just not a strong comparison. And then you factor in the inflationary status of average salaries since the mid 90's and you have a weak comparison.

Average player salary when Holmstrom was 24 was 980k according to the below website. It is now likely to be north of $2 million.

Average NHL Salaries

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