Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Tighten Your Belts

Can you tell me the three teams with the lowest payroll?

Take a guess its not that hard, you'll probably get all three.

Yes that's right, Phoenix ($42mil), Nashville ($44mil), and the New York Islanders ($44mil).

Now, can you tell me where those three teams sit in the standings?

Go ahead you can cheat.

Look at that, Phoenix is sitting 5th in the West with 61 points, with the Predators sitting just above in 4th with the same point total but one less game played. And leaguewide joke, the Isles are bringing up the rear in the East at the 8th spot with 52 points.

Chances are the Isles will eventually bow out of the playoff race with 32 games left to play, or at the very best, act as a 1st round doormat, (see 2006-07 Atlanta Thrashers). But the Dogs and the Preds look to be nicely entrenched in the West, but hey, anything can happen.

Just a quickie, I don't know, I thought it was interesting.


walkinvisible said...

i think the beatles said that money can't buy you love.

Nuuuuugs said...

Too true. But they also said 'You Never Give Me Your Money' especially when 'Tomorrow Never Knows' what you might need to win a Cup. Radulov ended up 'Back in the USSR' when they only showed him funny papers. They could end up saying 'Don't Pass Me By' to the rest of the League while looking like the 'Fool on the Hill' with their fans singing 'Happiness is a Warm Gun.' Ahh, they'll probably win a championship 'When I'm Sixty-four.'

Did I over do it?