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Off-Season Hockey Notes

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,

- Curry is the NBA’s highest-paid player at $48 million. Connor McDavid is the NHL’s highest-paid player at $12.5 million for each of the next four seasons. Patrick Mahomes leads the NFL at $45 million a season and pitcher Max Scherzer is baseball’s highest-paid player at $43 million this year … When the NHL went to salary cap in 2004, the highest-paid players were Jaromir Jagr and Peter Forsberg, each at $11 million a year. The salary cap then was $39 million. It has more than doubled since then, 18 years later, but the highest player has only grown from $11 million to $12.5 million. The salary of the middle-range players has grown out of control in the NHL: And that’s happened at the expense of the superstars, who aren’t paid comparable to what the greats are paid in other leagues.

- Daniel Alfredsson is going to the Hockey Hall of Fame. That’s nice, if not necessarily convincing. Still waiting: Jeremy Roenick, Alexander Mogilny, Keith Tkachuk, Theo Fleury — all of whom were every part the equal if not the better than Alfredsson and all of whom scored more NHL goals. If I was picking players for the Hall, I would vote Mogilny first, Roenick second and then debate between Alfredsson and Tkachuk. And then maybe Rod Brind’Amour and Fleury after that.

- The Hockey Hall of Fame announced its class of 2022 last Monday and again the name of Paul Henderson was left behind, which every year gets a response.

Maybe this year more than ever.

more on the last topic plus a few more hockey notes...

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