Comparing today's NHL salaries to the 1992-93 season
What a difference 20 years can make.
The good folks at Capgeek sent out a tweet on Friday comparing today's NHL salaries to those of 20 years ago, and the overall reality is startling.
What's even more remarkable is a straight up comparison of individual player salaries from 1992-93 to the current NHL season.
|Player||1992-93 Salary||Player||2013-14 Salary|
|Eric Lindros||$3.5M||Shea Weber||$14M|
|Wayne Gretzky||$3M||Sidney Crosby||$12M|
|Mario Lemieux||$2.4M||Zach Parise||$12M|
|Mark Messier||$2.38M||Ryan Suter||$12M|
|Mike Modano||$1.95M||Eric Staal||$9.25M|
|Teemu Selanne||$1.9M||Alex Ovechkin||$9M|
|Grant Fuhr||$1.8M||Brad Richards||$9M|
|Joe Sakic||$1.8M||Zdeno Chara||$8M|
|Pat LaFontaine||$1.77M||Steven Stamkos||$8M|
|Brian Leetch||$1.66M||Marian Hossa||$7.9M|
Based just on this small bit of information, it's not hard to imagine why there's been three lockouts in the interim.
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