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05-24-2008, 10:19 PM
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Originally Posted by FerrisRox View Post
I don't know what the tax system is in Russia, but I do know that players in the former Russian League and the Continental league are not taxed on their earnings.

If you sign a $4 million deal in the CHL, you pocket the full four million.

That's why if he were to be offered that kind of money the Canadiens couldn't possibly match. They would need to give him in the range of a $7 million NHL salary just to match dollars.
That is indeed strange. Does anyone in that country pay taxes? And if not, how is the business of government financed, not to mention public works, etc..

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