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Bobby Hull - Bobby Orr - Phil Esposito

In 1977-78, the Montreal Canadien lost only 10 games in the regular season and won a second Stanley Cup in a row. Guy Lafleur had the most goals (60) and points (132) in the season with Bryan Trottier following in total points and Mike Bossy as the second goal-scorer with 53 goals. Bobby Orr missed the whole season with a knee injury - he came back the next season but only played 6 games before retiring.

Rank Player NHL Salary ($US) In today's  $
1 Bobby Hull $1,000,000 $4,219,472
2 Bobby Orr $500,000 $2,109,736
3 Phil Esposito $325,000 $1,371,328
4 Marcel Dionne $300,000 $1,265,842
5 Brad Park $250,000 $1,054,868
5 Walter Tkaczuk $250,000 $1,054,868
7 Mark Napier $200,000 $843,894
7 Stan Mikita $200,000 $843,894
7 Gilbert Perreault $200,000 $843,894
7 Tony Esposito $200,000 $843,894
11 Wayne Dillon $175,000 $738,408
11 Garry Unger $175,000 $738,408
13 Richard Martin $170,000 $717,310
14 Guy Lafleur $169,200 $713,935
14 Ken Dryden $169,200 $713,935
16 Guy Lapointe $164,500 $694,103
17 Gerry Cheevers $160,000 $675,116
17 Bobby Clarke $160,000 $675,116
17 Wilf Paiement $160,000 $675,116
20 Darryl Sittler $155,100 $654,440
21 Doug Favell $155,000 $654,018
22 Marc Tardif $150,400 $634,609
22 Yvan Cournoyer $150,400 $634,609
24 Vaclav Nedomansky $150,000 $632,921
24 Bill Goldsworthy $150,000 $632,921
24 Denis Potvin $150,000 $632,921
24 Syl Apps $150,000 $632,921
24 Bill Barber $150,000 $632,921
24 Jean Ratelle $150,000 $632,921
24 Dale Tallon $150,000 $632,921
24 Rick MacLeish $150,000 $632,921

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