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Breaking Down The Numbers

Earlier today, I made mention of the Forbes article 'The Business Of Hockey'. Kara Yorio of the Sporting News breaks it down for us.
The best-valued player -- by far according to the Forbes "value ratings" -- is Predators defenseman Marek Zidlicky at a $1.14 million salary. Rounding out the top 3 are Colorado defenseman John-Michael Liles ($450,000) and Kings defenseman Nathan Dempsey ($874,000). The worst buys for the buck? Islanders defenseman Janne Niinimaa ($2.432) owns the dubious distinction of No. 1 in this category. His teammate at the blue line Alexei Zhitnik ($3.515 million) is right behind him, followed by Hurricanes defenseman Oleg Tverdovsky ($2.5 million).


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