The Washington Capitals’ front office – and presumably their mid and rear offices as well, depending on how feng shuied Kettler is – and goaltender Braden Holtby are currently locked in contract negotiations that are reaching Kissingerian levels of tension.
After a standout 2014-2015 season in which Holtby set career and franchise records for games played, consecutive starts, wins, shutouts, save percentage, saves, and the Capitals still didn’t win shit, the handsome bearded beau of Washington fans is fixing to get paaaaaaaaaaaaid.
Holtby’s camp and GM Brian MacLellan are fighting over whether Holtby is going to make $5.5 million every year, or $6.5 million every year. Not one time, not twice, but every single year for four to five years.
Let’s split the difference and call it $6 million, which is where I expect them to land.
Do you know what $6 million a year looks like?
I sure as hell don’t, but here are some funny-looking numbers:
- If Holtby were getting paid twice a month every month like a normal mortal, each pre-tax paycheck would be made out for $166,667. One-hundred sixty-six thousand six hundred and sixty-seven dollars, twice a month, every month, deposited to his bank account.
- He could make buying 40 Porsche 911 Turbos an annual family event.
- That’s over $146K for each of his 41 wins last season (a full half of the schedule).
- He could afford to park in D.C. – Like, anywhere.
You wanna know what’s really crazy, though?
Ted Leonsis makes enough money to pay everybody.