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03-17-2009, 06:18 AM
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Ciccarelli
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It's about the money. You make your living out of hockey = you are a professional. Funny thing I've noticed here on Hfboards, NA posters usually refer to NHL'ers and AHL'ers when they talk about pro players. For example ppl say Janne Pesonen is playing his first "pro" season eventhough he's played about 5 or 6 seasons in finnish sm-liiga earning approx 250k$ per year.

So basicly:
player A earning 50k$/season in AHL = professional
player B earning 250k$/season in Europe = not a professional = amateur

I personally can't see how this makes any sense.

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