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10-19-2004, 11:36 AM
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Fish
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Originally Posted by Chief
I'd disagree with you regarding who the NHLPA is "representing". As the salaries for the superstars go up and up, so do the salaries for 3rd and 4th liners.

Here are some sobering facts:
Over the last 4 seasons Tim Taylor has been paid $5,350,000.
Over that same period of time, Mike Sillinger has been paid $6,350,000.

I have no problem with a salary structure that pays stars big money because people pay to see the likes of Martin St. Louis or Mario Lemieux. They don't pay to see Tim Taylor.
Fair comment, though at the other end I doubt that guys like Kolnik would see their salary go down with a cap because there sitll is a minimum. But as you quite rightly point out the "middle class" player's salary is affected by the top handful.

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