He should have good debt considering the salary he made over the years. Good for him though, hope he gets all of his loans approved in the future.
In all seriousness though, he was awful, but not as bad as Mark Lee. Mark Lee is fantastic at calling the Olympics - I wouldn't want anyone else doing the bobsled, or maybe the biathlon. For hockey games, he's absolutely awful. Stuttering a lot, mispronouncing names left and right... That Nystrom hit on Johnson - he didn't know it was Johnson until about 10 seconds after the hit, he just started proclaiming "Oh, what a hit on.. uh, Nystrom just laid someone out.. uh, looks like it might have been... Ryan JohnStone".
He gets excited at ALL the wrong times (dump-ins? a crisp pass in your own zone? really?)... Just a horrid play-by-play guy.
You might be interested to know that Peter Sidorkiewicz earned $2,140,895 in the NHL between 1989-90 and 1988-89. I don't know how much he earned for the the 1988-89 season and the one game he played in 1987-88 as salaries weren't made public before 1989-90.
Is Weekes really that intelligent and full of good character? As a Canucks fan my lasting memory of him is how he invented a massive lie about being robbed on his way to practice, which is why he missed said practice. That doesn't strike me as intelligent or the actions of one with good character, though maybe he has reformed his ways since then?
I wasn't aware of that incident. Perhaps he did change over time or maybe it was only a momentary lapse in judgment.
My greatest impressions of Weekes has been over the last several seasons as first the goaltender of the nearby New York Rangers and then with my beloved New Jersey Devils. I honestly liked Weekes when he was with the New York Rangers. I saw him in many interviews of the course of those four seasons, and I was always impressed.
I know that he was held in high regard by his teammates with both clubs.