NHL Picks Today From Doc's Sports Service
The year was 1971. The Montreal Canadiens won the Stanley Cup in a thrilling seven-game series with the Chicago Blackhawks. Both the league MVP (Bobby Orr) and the league’s leading scorer (Phil Esposito) played for the Boston Bruins, with the Bruins shattering league scoring records. In fact, the top four scorers in the NHL, and six of the top eight, all suited up in Bruins sweaters. Two expansion teams, the Buffalo Sabres and Vancouver Canucks, made their debuts. The average NHL salary in 1971 was just $40,000 and the highest salary was $300,000. Adjusted for inflation, the average salary would be $293,000 today and the high would be just under $2.2 million. Get more expert NHL picks and predictions each and every day on the Doc’s sports website.