Monday, July 02, 2007

Old Habits...

Perusing the salary database at USA Today, The Peerless notes that in 2003-2004, the top four teams in total payroll (among those participating in Day 1 of the free agent signing period) were:

Detroit 77,856,109
NY Rangers 76,488,716
Philadelphia 68,175,247
Colorado 63,382,458

And yesterday, the top four teams in adding salary cap obligations were:

NY Rangers 14,407,143
Colorado 10,750,000
Philadelphia 6,500,000
Detroit 6,000,000

Coincidence? Or the return of the spends and spend-nots to the NHL?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

given those team's collective lack of success in the past couple springs, i'm not worried