Originally Posted by eyemissgilmour
This is a completely irrelevant tangent. So the market dictated that Kulemin should get paid what he gets paid. Yeah, that's true.
I'm saying he's overpaid.
One does not contradict the other.
The market says Crosby should get paid what he gets paid. I'm saying he's underpaid.
Again, both of the statements can co-exist. If you want to say I'm calling the internal NHL free market out of whack, ok then.
With a 5 year max on contract years, and no salary cap, Crosby would get 20 mil per season. Easily. With a salary cap, he could get around 12-15. He's worth it. And that would push down contracts for people nobody pays to watch anyway (e.g. Kulemin). That's all I'm saying.
And a hedge fund manager is probably considered overpaid at a couple hundred million bucks a year by most people, but it's still the market price at this point. Of course there are a ton of different factors, but it doesn't matter what you or I or anyone else thinks, because Nikolai Kulemin's price is what someone wants to pay him. Accept that.