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That would be: Jaromir Jagr, Rangers with 11 Million Dollars

And they claim they aren't getting paid enough :cursing:

They don't claim this they are just trying to protect what they already have.

And Tank, If you made 11 million dollars a year would you take a pay cut to 6. No, you wouldn't. Human Nature dictates that people would not give up what they have for less, they strive for more and are reluctant to give what they have. It's easy to say you would take the lesser amount when you don't even have that, it's hard to to take that lesser amount when you have more than that.

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Well I think the contracts that are old and over 6 Million would have to be grandfathered, or something worked out for defered payment down the line, after their career is over.

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heck if someone cut my wages in half, id kick them in the nuts. so yeah multiply that by a million, and i still would kick them in the nuts. personally i would instill a cap similar to baseball. its not really a cap, but if you go over it you pay fines. those fines could then be dispersed to smaller market teams, much like revenue sharing.

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You know its funny most of teh bad conrtacts in the NHL are with the Rangers or something to do with the Rangers I guess this further prooves how damaging Charles Dolan is.

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You know its funny most of teh bad conrtacts in the NHL are with the Rangers or something to do with the Rangers I guess this further prooves how damaging Charles Dolan is.

It all started back in the early 90's?? when the Pittsburgh Owner gave Mario a Super Contract. Then, the middle tier players began to think they could play at that level and get paid at that level. Owners began to shell out mucho dollars for players that can't even carry Lemieusx's strap. The Rangers are certainly one of those teams and get mentioned the most mainly because they've had one of the the highest payrolls for the past 6 years and haven't sniffed the playoffs. Becasue nearly every team in the league makes the postseason....the rangers are a joke!

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Becasue nearly every team in the league makes the postseason....the rangers are a joke!

Hello, welcome to 2005, that's hardly true anymore. Back when the NHL had 21 teams and 16 made the playoffs, you could say that, but now it's not even close. The top half of the league (or as close to half as you can make it without a ridiculous playoff structure) makes the playoffs. That's it.

One of the reasons that the NHL has such a bad image is because people continue to say things about the league that are no longer true. For the last several seasons, the NBA actually had a higher percentage of teams making the playoffs than the NHL, but no one ever called them out on it. Yet people still joke about every team in the league making the playoffs in hockey.

That said, the NHL's financial problems began before Lemieux, with Gretzky. The greatest goal-scorer of all time showed up and money was thrown at him because no one would ever be that good, then Mario showed up and was almost that good. Then Bure and Jagr and Fedorov were almost that good and suddenly the gap between the elite players and the rest was bridged and lesser players got paid more because they were almost as good as the next person up. Paying Gretzky a lot raised the bar.

Of course, it then started working in the opposite direction because of expansion. The late 1990s expansion added about 100 players to the league. Player #600 is no longer the worst player in the league, #700 is. #700 gets the league minimum salary that #600 gets but now #600 gets more because he's better than #601, who's better than #602, etc. At that point, all 600 players who were in the league before expansion got raises for doing absolutely nothing. All so the owners could get expansion fees.

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