Originally posted on State of Hockey News  |  Last updated 2/21/13
You're probably familiar with the old Master Card commercials.  Where the commercial lists various items along with their prices and then at the end it will list something simple and likely non-material and it will simply say "Priceless."  The commercial resonated with people for making that connection between the things people buy and what really cannot be bought but might be far more important.  In this day in age of NHL contracts being more or less public, sometimes you see a writer bring up a player's salary when they relate it back to their production.  For example, if the Wild's team captain Mikko Koivu, does not manage to score a goal for the rest of this season that means the franchise paid Koivu approximately $1,305,000 per goal.  Zach Parise's 7 goals have come at a cost $624,615 per tally.  Obviously that total per goal decreases each time they light the lamp but it certainly puts it into a different perspective.  How much is a nasty body check worth?  Apparently its wort...
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