A Brief Hockey Interlude
Posted by JD on July 1, 2010
I know nobody wants to hear my opinion on hockey (you barely tolerate my opinion on the Mets), so I’ll spare you my feelings on the New York Rangers signing Martin Biron, Derek Boogard, Vinny Prospal, and Derek Stepan. But I would like to get one point off my chest:
Collectively, NHL teams have spent approximately $216 million dollars over 74 contract years on free agents today. The average NHL free agent signed a deal worth about $8 million, with an average length of about 2.75 years.
This from an organization that once decided it had to sacrifice an entire season to protect itself from itself. A scant five seasons later, and here we are. Gary Bettman must be turning in his grave…