One thing that's harped on in the business world is return on investment. Almost every decision is made with the bottom line clearly in focus. If an investment is going to lose money, it usually never makes it close to the desk of the one who makes the final decision.
In the hockey world the decision makers don't have a complete picture to go on when making investments. The general manager usually makes decisions based on some of the following: past performance, chemistry, potential upside and salaries of comparable players. In short, it's a terribly inexact science.
Sometimes the GM gets lucky and his high dollar gamble pays off; sometimes he's left with an albatross of a contract hanging around his neck.
In the following slides we look at what the top 10 forwards are making per point scored this season. For the salary figures we took their 82-game salary and figured what they would be paid per game. The dollar amounts only reflect the games played.
Salary provided by CapGeek.com