In fairness, the guys on that list really didn't perform that badly (not at first, anyway), and Parise is putting up Parise-like numbers in Minnesota (still vastly overpriced though). Holik and Gomez actually performed at the level they should've been expected to as Rangers, but Sather is one of those idiots who thinks paying guys like superstars and bringing them to Broadway is somehow going to make them exponentially better than they really are, and the idiot Ranger fans bought into that as well. Gionta was overpaid, but definitely not to the silly level that Holik and Gomez were, and to his credit, he did score 57 goals in his first two Canadien seasons...and is their captain to boot.
Parise seems overpriced now cause most people are comparing with older contracts with lower cap hit because of frontloaded structure and we're used to "this amount of money = top player, but its a new reality now. In the new CBA Zach has a pretty good cap hit. Look what Perry and Getzlaf got cap will go higher and salaries will raise too and adjust.
When he was still a Devils all we were hearing here is that he was a top 10 player in the league, underrated etc etc now he's not even top 10 in cap hit and he's overpaid. Wut.
Edited by SterioDesign, 06 December 2013 - 10:52 AM.