– Spector’s Hockey (@SpectorsHockey) July 28, 2023
By the end of their respective careers, they’ve generally earned enough to live without financial worries. That may not be the case for some of them, due to problems of one kind or another, but whatever.
You see where I’m going with this.
Two examples seen in the past week are perfect for describing the situation. On Tuesday, Jaylen Brown (Boston Celtics) signed a contract worth $304 million…
And Justin Herbert, the Chargers’ star quarterback, signed a five-year extension that will pay him $262.5 million.
It gets even crazier when you realize that he’ll earn $100 million next season… Which will make him more money than Patrice Bergeron for his entire career.
It’s really crazy.
Patrice Bergeron, who announced his retirement today, has an estimated $96,324,048 in career earnings over his illustrious 20 year career.
As part of his new 5 year extension, Justin Herbert will earn $100,000,000 next season alone 😱🤯 https://t.co/9ZNVF2BnYm
– CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) July 25, 2023
As I mentioned at the beginning of this text, you can’t really put the NHL’s name in the same group as the MLB, NBA and NFL.
It’s not the same game.
The NHL has some work to do to get up to their level, and probably never will. After all, we know the league has trouble promoting its sport, which doesn’t help…
And it would be surprising to see field hockey’s popularity soar in the States over the next few years.
It’s a shame… But that’s the way it is.
– There are some interesting candidates.
– NHL veteran finds work.
– SwissHabs (@SwissHabs) July 28, 2023
– Sad news in the OHL.
– Stephane Leroux (@StephRDSJunior) July 28, 2023
It will be very interesting to follow Kapanen this upcoming season that’s for sure.
I would assume that he comes to #Habs rookie camp as he full filled his National Service this summer, and missed out on development camp. First look for many to see Kapanen’s progress.
– Patrik Bexell (@Zeb_Habs) July 28, 2023