Rumour: Andrei Kostitsyn to Ak Bars Kazan?
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04-28-2008, 09:38 AM
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But theres many reasons he might not want to go there
1) Little brother
2) RSL teams are a joke(it might change with the new league), they offer big contracts to lure players back, but they are just that, a lure. You don't build a career with a lure. Andrei might win over 10m in the NHL at 30 years old.(7 years of cap growth means franchise players around 15m in 2015) I'm sure his agent know that. He might not be an hab at that point, paying similar income tax.
3) Health reasons, even if you are rich in Russia, the best care is over here. Pretty darn important for an epileptic.
What kind of reasoning is that...? A "lure" at 4 million a season? By the way, he would have to get paid around 5.5-6 million here to get the same money netto (due to the huge difference in taxes).
Ultimately, hockey is his
Assuming Gainey offers him 4-4.5 million a season in MTL, a million a year is a pretty big difference.
And what's that about "building a career"...??? Not every player's idea of fame and money and good career is the NHL.
And the health reasons..? Dude, with that kind of money, Russian health care is top notch... It's Russia, not some god-forsaken country in the dark ages...
I'm not saying Andrei will leave, I very much doubt it, but it won't be cos of that ridiculous line of reasoning...
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