The All-Overpaid has one common theme, age, generally when a player hits 28 to 30 teams get excited about throwing money at them for what they have done, what they have done.
Players are given the big money and stupidly long termed contracts when they're least able to deliver.
What's really inexplicable is that forever GMs don't offer sheet great young talent but they're happy to overpay/overterm players that are past or near to being past their prime.
I agree with this. The problem is that it is management that offers the NMC/NTC in the first place - in many cases as leverage to induce a player to sign with them. It is shortsighted, to be sure, and often (usually?) puts the organization in a bad place long term.
Actually, I wanted to continue my ongoing screed against the terrible decisions made by management.
Management makes a bad offer. Player accepts. Management and fans blames player for the contract.
Rick DiPietro being paid $1.5M per thru the 28-29 season to not tend net for the Islanders.
Also, too, do you think Kopitar has more seasons like last year (35g, 92p) or the 16-17 season (12g, 52p) given that he's "on pace" for 24g, 56p) this year on his $10M per cap hit through 23-24?
Goalie: Carey Price, $10.5M thru 2025-2026.
Goalie made of glass, bad attitude; contract length & amount are both terrible.
,910/2.67 GAA this season and ,900/3.11 GAA last season for a goalie who just became a barely average one.