Monday, November 8, 2010

It Doesn't Make Cents for the Rangers

Ken Campbell at The Hockey News takes a look at some financially related things this season that make you scratch your head including these two beauties from the Rangers...

- Veteran Wade Redden will earn $6.5 million playing in the American League. Pro rookie Kevin Shattenkirk, who will probably be a better defenseman than Redden in the minors, will make 1/100th of that total. So Redden will make more in one game than Shattenkirk does all season.

- If Duncan Keith and Derek Boogaard have the same number of fights this season as last, Keith will make $8 million per fight ($8 million for one tilt) and Boogaard will earn $183,333.33 per fight ($1.65 million for nine scraps).

...sure Boogaard may be a bit overpaid but at least Ranger players aren't taking vicious head shots or hits from behind. ;)

...and not sure why Campbell is hating on Redden he's tied for second on the CT Whale with nine points (1g, 8a). So I think his being paid more in one game than Shattenkirk makes all year is more than justified.

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6 comments:

Michal said...

Yeah, and our players also didn't have any injuries caused by rivals hits, not like season before Bogaard Era when we had full of injuries ;) So Boogaard is our savior :D

At least we could laugh :)

David said...

Well, savior is a good laugh!! He was the best insurance policy available on the market, balancing age, length of contract and dollars. Sather still smarting from the loss of Orr (Brashear was a bust and Shelley decided to leave) ... I do agree that players (Carcillo aside) are not taking cheap shots this season, to date ...

Jack said...

Ok obviously Redden was severely overpaid but someone is not very good at math. If Shattenkirk, who I happen to have to high school with, is making the league minimum that puts his contract at roughly 500,000, or about 1/13 of Redden's contract, not an absurdly low 65,000 required to make 1/100.

Patrick said...

What I don't understand is why hockey writers are still ragging on Redden for his contract. It's like beating a dead horse at this point. Wade Redden, even with all his short-comings, isn't an AHL player. If that contract wasn't so obscene, he would have been picked up by another team in need of veteran leadership. The guys in the damn minors. Can we stop twisting the knife in his back?

LI Joe said...

i agree with patrick. the redden stuff is yesterdays news (except during summer when he counts but the 10% cap extra ceiling pretty much covers his salary)

KCinMN said...

It's just pocket change for the Dolans.