Originally Posted by Humpzilla
Anyone else think Hordichuk is being vastly underpaid?
I mean, this guy is easily one of the most popular players left on the team (besides Tootoo), and is probably the most active & most liked person in that team's community and the organization itself. And beyond this, Hordi plays a huge part in Nashville's 4th line. The guy contributes more than what you see statistically...
Underpaid? I don't think so.
Popularity among fans doesn't play a factor in what a player is being paid. Yeah, a lot of enforcers are fan favorites, but that doesn't mean that they should get high salaries. Hordichuk may be a good 4th-liner, but he's nothing more than that, so I don't see how 500,000 is "underpaying" him. He's an enforcer. Fighting is his job, so he won't (and shouldn't) get paid that much, no matter how much fans worship him. 4th-liners come cheap - that's reality.
Anyways, this is great news for the Predators. Hordichuk is one of the more entertaining fighters in the league, and seeing as how the Preds team is getting completely ruined, they deserve at least some excitement, and Hordichuk will provide that. You always love to see a team sign a heavyweight, so it's good to see that there's one staying in Nashville. They should be one of the tougher and more physical teams in the league once again.