Maple Leafs got bargain in Mason Raymond

Maple Leafs forward Mason Raymond has eight points this season, all for a tidy $1 million salary....

Maple Leafs forward Mason Raymond has eight points this season, all for a tidy $1 million salary. (Getty Images/AFP)

MIKE ZEISBERGER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:02 PM ET

Flyers superstar Claude Giroux is scheduled to make $8.275 million U.S. next season.

Colorado Avalanche centre Paul Stastny is in the final year of a deal that will pay him $6.6 million in 2013-14, giving him the highest salary on the team.

Johan (The Mule) Franzen, the pride of the Detroit Red Wings, is pulling in just under $4 million annually.

With all this cash being thrown their way, these three big-name players had combined for zero goals and eight points entering play on Wednesday.

Compare that to the Maple Leafs’ Mason Raymond, who has the same number of points (eight), including four goals.

All the while, Raymond is making just $1 million after being invited to Maple Leafs training camp on a tryout contract.

Does this make Raymond a better player than any member the Giroux-Stastny-Franzen troika? Of course not. Such a conclusion would be silly, especially since the season is barely two weeks old.


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