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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