Rick Nash with $7,600,000 in salary (#18th NHL 2013) has 14 GP  3 goals  9 assists  12 points but is only #96th in NHL points and a +9 with 0 PP goals in 53:59 played on PP. 0,86 PPG. Career NHL stats = 692 GP  562 points, 0,81 PPG
Marian Gaborik with $7,500,000 in salary (#19th NHL 2013) has 17 GP  7 goals  4 assists  11 points but is only #103rd in NHL points and a +0 with 0 PP goals in 59:34 played on PP. 0,65 PPG. Career NHL stats = 794 GP  693 points; 0,87 PPG
Brad Richards with $12,000,000 in salary (#5th NHL 2013) has 17 GP  2 goals  9 assists  11 points but is only #117th in NHL points and a +1 with 0 PP goals 71:31 played on PP. 0,65 PPG. Career NHL stats = 954 GP  870 points; 0,91 PPG.
These 3 players  all paid to be superstars  are not putting up the points to warrant this. Plain & simple.
The Team Captain has also had a very slow start offensively.
Ryan Callahan is making $4.000.000 this year
yet he is in 283rd place!! in total scoring in the NHL with 14 GP  4 goals  1 assist  4 points and is a 4. 0,36 PPG.
But he has actually scored 3 PP goals in 51:43 PP time.
The rest of the top 9  Hagelin, Stepan, Miller/Kreider, Pyatt, and Boyle  are not paid to lead the way offensively
They are either young and/or regarded as secondary pieces
Hence  together these 6 players have $0,875m, $0,875m, ~$2,600m (combined), $1,550m and $1,700m in salary this year.
That is ~ $6,250m combined  or around one fifth of what the Top 4 "to go guys" are getting in total salary.
But their point production is 34 points vs 39 points for the top 4.
Hired guns shooting blanks?
Talk about a terrible return on investment so far!
Players or System???
Last edited by BBKers: 02252013 at 03:27 AM.
