If my team was a goaltender away from being a cup contender(Chicago comes to mind) I wouldn't lose a bit of sleep about paying just over 5 million a year for Luongo. The trade assets needed to acquire him might, but the salary, or even the length of the contract wouldn't. I'd also take Marty Havlat at his salary. He's a great player, and isn't really making an insane amount. I don't agree with quite a bit on this list.
Don't think Pitkänen and Ehrhoff belong on this list. Sure, Ehrhoff's got 9 years left on his contract, which could end up biting the Sabres in the a, but considering the kind of contracts that's been thrown around to UFA first pairing d-men lately, it's not nearly as bad as it looks.
We all need a little bit of perspective here. The Article was written by a guy who has a bachalor of Translation... He is writting currently only for online fan websites. That hockey one, and some baseball one. The guy is a hack as we can all tell by the piss pour list. After this season how could Bryz not make it?
Really if you were to make a list if overpaid NHLers the list should have about 900 names on it. But I get it, it's all about relative terms.
Interesting list. Looking at the Flames ones they nailed it with Bouwmeester. I wouldn't want that loser on the Flames If his caphit was -6.68. Cammallari however I don't agree. Cammy is likely gonna be a 30 goal scorer on the Flames and 6mill for that is about the going rate. The Flames are paying Babchuk 2.5 and Stajan 3.5 and they need injuries just to get out of the pressbox. Also 5+ for Wideman has the potential to be a nightmare.
Worst contract in the league? Bouwmeester is up there but I would have to go with Erhoff. 10 MILLION IN REAL DOLLARS LAST SEASON! With a 10 million dollar defenceman these are reasonable questions to ask. Where was Erhoff in Norris trophy voting? Where was Erhoff in Hart trophy voting? That type of contract is gonna destroy the Sabres. Roy is already gone, and I say Pomminville and Stafford are close behind. The young core that the Sabres have built are not gonna be impressed by rediculous contracts for players who have never played 1 game as a Sabre. If I am a longtime Sabre, I would want out.