The seven million dollar man

10.20.11

Scott Gomez will make $7.5 million dollars this year.

Gomez is the Habs’ highest-paid player. He had 7 goals and 38 points last season. He hasn’t scored a goal in a game that counts since February 5th.

Just to put that in perspective, here are some other NHLers who are making around the same amount of money this year, along with their goal and point totals from last season:

  • Jarome Iginla – $7 million – 43 goals / 86 points
  • Eric Staal – $7.7 million – 33 goals / 76 points
  • Rick Nash – $7.5 million – 32 goals / 66 points
  • Henrik Zetterberg – $7.75 million – 24 goals / 78 points
  • Shea Weber – $7.5 million – 16 goals/ 48 points (and he’s a defenceman)
  • Ilya Kovalchuk – $6 million – 31 goals / 60 points (in what was considered a slump year)
  • Daniel Briere – $7 million – 34 goals / 68 points
  • Joe Thornton – $8 million – 21 goals / 70 points
  • Steven Stamkos – $8 million – 45 goals / 91 points
  • Daniel and Henrik Sedin – $6.1 million apiece – A combined 60 goals / 198 points!

Now, I have no love lost for Count Jacques-ula as a coach. But for those who are quick to blame the coach and excuse the front office, just think about who a competent GM might have gotten for those $7.5 million bucks.

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