The 8 Best Value Players in the NHL

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The 8 Best Value Players in the NHL
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It's a tough job for a team to manage salaries. Contracts can range from great value all the way down to Scott Gomez, and sometimes it's hard to predict what sort of value a team is going to get from a signing.

Point production is key for offensive players, but it's also important to get a good value for the production. Steven Stamkos leads the league in both goals and points, but his $8 million salary demands those kind of numbers.

Likewise, Evgeni Malkin's production has been blistering this year, but the cost still comes out to more than $111,000 per point.

The following players are the best possible scenario for owners—low salary and high production. Simply put, they yield the greatest returns.



Note: All numbers used in this article were obtained from Capgeek, Hockeybuzz's Cap Central, Hockey-Reference and Averages are based on player salary.

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