All Time Most overpaid fat cats

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  1. chooch*

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    Given all the fat contracts out there now, here is a list of the fattest of the fat cats:

    1.Derek Sanderson - WHA days; what was it? $300,000 per goal scored in Philly
    2.Brad Richards - his current contract is a ridiculous joke.
    3. DiPietro Isles - don't even know his first name (Rocky? Paul? Roberto?).
    4.Yashin Isles - one of the two fat cats on that team. Likes cougars.
    5.Walt Thkazuck Rangers - first of the Manhatten fat cats in 1973. Followed by Vickers, Park, Espo, Hickey etc.
    6.Keith Tkzachuk last year - like Walt, a fat cat literally; (how do you spell that name anyway?).
    7.Wayne Gretzky - Rangers and Blues period; was a liability on the ice.
    8. Kariya Ducks - last few years of $10 mill a year contract were wasted dollars.
    9. Dionne Kings - $600k a year for Kings in 70's didnt pay off; always looked fat.
    10.Messier Canucks - $18 million potato chips for 3 long lazy years.
     
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    You just made this thread to piss people off didn't you?
     
  3. chooch*

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    who would be peed off? its just my opinion
     
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    After reading this post I checked my calendar. Sure enough, Saturday. Someone has a habit of dipping into the Wild Turkey early on weekends. ;)
     
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    How much did they pay that bald guy with the man problems to pitch that sugary sports drink??? Little kids all over la belle province led to believe it would give them 'power' when it really just rotted their teeth. Shame what some guys have to do to eke out enough dough for a deck of rothmans and a bottle of port.
     
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    I read this qupte, looked at the username and everything made sense.
     
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    'You cannot see this post because this user is on your ignore list'. :sarcasm:
     
  8. chooch*

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    what part of having the highest salary in the game and being a minus player doesnt make sense to you?
     
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    why is this guy still allowed to post. It amazes me that I could call a spade a spade and call this guy for what I, and EVERYONE else on this board sees and I will get the warning. AS well maybe you should take a few extra days (since I know with your limited capacity it must have taken you about 2 weeks worth of work) and actually looked up the names of the players you were trying to rip on as it would have made you look less like a prebubesent loser than you already look like.
     
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    Funny Wayne Gretzky is by far the most underpaid player in NHL History.

    The NHL probably made a couple of BILLION Dollars because Wayne Decided to play hockey.

    If not for Gretzky there might well be 24 or 26 teams and not 30 of them.

    The NHL could have paid Gretzky $25 million a year for his entire 20 year career and come out well ahead of the game.

    I wonder how many non-sell out arena's Gretzky ever played in.... on the road or at home? I am guessing not very many.
     
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    Warren Young the contract he signed after leaving the Pens for the bLues

    take your pick from the bolts line up

    Pisani from the oilers

    Bobby Hull ini the whljets
     
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  13. VanIslander

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    This is outdated. Last summer it had weight. It is not clearly a bloated feline signing. If the isles win the division this year, go to the conference finals next year, make a few moves or promotion and he backstops them to a couple of Stanley Cups, then it'll all be worth it. In other words, TOO SOON to tell, especially given his overall play since a shaking start this season.

    Everyone remembers that.

    Good one. It still HURTS us Canucks fans when we think of it. The moment I heard about the Messier signing I had thought 1) Linden will be shipped out of town (our beloved longtime deserving captain) and 2) Messier will NOT gel in Vancouver. The Keenan dark days. Gawd may history never forget that many of us hated those days from the get go.

    More GOALTENDERS should be mentioned. Guys who signed bloated contracts then suddenly flopped for the year or forever. Any great candidates?
     
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    Curtis Joseph (9 million for him is just too much)?
     
  15. chooch*

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    also:

    Ulf (slender Euro) Nilsson at $600 k a year; Heck Hedberg also.
    Benoit Brunet at $3.2 mill
    Patricia Breezby at $4 mill a year (for what ! I ask you)
    Jose (Josey Hells Boy) Theodore at $6 mill a year
    Gilbert Dionne's $450k a year in the early 90's after a 21 goal rookie season ruined his attitude.
     
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    Your delusions are legendary.

    The Blues period lasted only a few months. While with the NYRs, Gretzky was (again) among the most dangerous players in the league and carried them deep into the play-offs.
     
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  17. gr8haluschak

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    Why are you guys even bothering, Gooch has some hard on against Gretzky (probably because his beloved Habs were no longer the focus of attention in the 80's with the Oilers dominating) and all he is doing is just fishing for some attention. Don't even bother trying to defend Gretzky here because it is not worth your time and it will only result in frustrations and warnings.
     
  18. Heat McManus

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    Ok, aside from the boost you get from having Gretzky in your line-up and the room he creates on the ice, let's look at the numbers.

    1995-96 St. Louis Blues NHL 18 8 13 21 2 13 2 14 16 0
    1996-97 New York Rangers NHL 82 25 72 97 28 15 10 10 20 2
    1997-98 New York Rangers NHL 82 23 67 90 28 -- -- -- -- --
    1998-99 New York Rangers NHL 70 9 53 62 14

    96-97 - 4th overall in scoring, 2nd overall in assists.
    97-98 - 3rd overall in scoring, 2nd overall in assists.
    98-99 - 6th overall in assists.

    Each year he led the Rangers in scoring. Even in his last year he was one of the best passers in the NHL.

    Also, he was a +12 in 97, and a minus the last two while the Rangers missed the playoffs. So, while you could say he's a "liability" it is well worth the risk.
     
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    where's Bobby Holik and his 9 million salary?

    that's probably because he was only 5'8"
     
  20. SChan*

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    bobby holik at 9 million.
     
  21. chooch*

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    He was a liability even with the Kings:
    remember Los Angeles missed the playoffs in 94 and 95 with their fearless highest paid leader.He is about to miss the playoffs again in 96 but then he shops himself to the Blues, a top team, and they are out earlier then expected in the playoffs in 96. Then he goes to New York and true to form Messier carries the Rangers and Mr Hang at centre deep into the playoffs in 97. Mess leaves and with 99 leading the way, the Rangers miss the playoffs in 98 and 99 before Gretz quits on them.

    What part of being highest paid player and missing the playoffs 4 out of the last 6 years (and arguably 5 out of 6 if you include the Kings in 96 where he played 60 games) dont you get? Without Mess in NY and not going to the Blues he would have missed the playoffs the last 6 years of his career - with the highest salary.
     
  22. Heat McManus

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    Apparently winning is a team effort, but losing is the result of one man.
     
  23. gr8haluschak

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    maybe you should get some facts straight, I know it is hard to do for such a narrow minded person as yourself to have objectivity. in his last six years can you tell me how many years did Gretzky have the highest salary ? twice 95 and 95 - 96 while him and Mario had the same amount the year before with a whopping 3 mill each.
     
  24. gr8haluschak

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    no you see the problem here is who you are debating with, no matter what you say it is Wayne Gretzky's fault in gooch's mind
     
  25. Heat McManus

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    I'd say I'll take your word for it, but the evidence is right here. Saying Gretzky is a defensive liability is like saying Patrick Roy was expendable because his offensive output was pathetic.
     

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