Crosby certainly ain't hurting financially. Sure his base contract is miniscule...but he gets about $3 million in bonuses and he collects the most endorsements of any hockey player.
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I don't see how Richards is more overpaid than Yashin.
Richards does get $200,000 more than Yashin. However, he's grown into a strong playoff performer, put up very strong numbers, and is only 26 compared to a 32 year old Yashin, who has considerably dropped in production.
Really? I knew he was doing well for himself on the endorsments but figured a more established star like a Brodeur or Iginla would be raking the most in.
iggy has done some Nike commercials and one for CIBC... but Syd has Reebok and Gatorade... and he is the #1 guy for both companies in regards to hockey... Nike has pread things around much more using more than just Iginla (although he does have his own shoe now )
Johnathan Cheechoo is a fantastic bargain at $3 million a year for the next 5 years. Some would probably say that's underpaid for a Rocket Richard winner, especially since Rick Nash turned his trophy into almost double that over the same number of years.
Overpaid: Alexei Yashin at $7.6 million
Underpaid: Sidney Crosby at $0.85 million (using an entry level contract is kinda cheating but whatever )
k, discussion's over now.
I am not sure if rookie contracts are fair in this discussion. But yes, Crosby and Ovechkin would be tied in the under, Yashin pretty clearly in the overpaid catagory, mostly because of the length of the trouble his contract is for the Isles even more than the cost.