Per Jon Jordan: Vrbata returning to NHL next season
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07-13-2009, 05:08 PM
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Can't get $3 mil in the KHL? Have you seen what they pay older NHL players? Imagine what they would pay a young, hopefully rising player who seemingly was just in a bad situation.
As for the Czech Extraliga, no he wont get it there. Their proven stars are already underpaid. Even before the economic crisis.
I haven't seen what they pay any players in the KHL, they don't release individual salary statistics. Unless its hearsay leaked into the press when a player is signed, that information isn't readily available. What is made available are the teams total payroll numbers.
1. Avangard $30.8 mil 2. Ak Bars $23.7 mi 3. Atlant $20.9 mil 4. Salavat Yulajev $20.6 mil 5. SKA $19.6 mil 6 .Lokomotiv $19.6 mil 7 .Metalurg Mg. $18.9 8. Dynamo Moscow $17.8 mil 9. Serverstal $16.3 mil 10. CSKA $14.5 mil 11. Lada $13.4 mil 12. Torpedo $12.8 mil. 13. Barys $12.1 mil 14. Spartak $9.4 mil 15. Sibirj $8.2 mil 16. Metalurg Nk. $8.2 mil 17. Neftekhimik $8.0 mil 18. Vitjaz $8.0 mil 19 .Traktor $7.9 mil 20. MVD $7.3 mil 21. Amur $7.1 mil 22. Dinamo Rīga $5.8 mil 23. Dynamo Minsk $4.5 mil 24. Khimik $4.3 mil
Those are the team numbers from the start of last season. The disparity between the top and bottom halves of the league suggest not everybody has the funds to blow on "young, hopefully rising" Radim Vrbata. Could he find and furnish a productive career there? No doubt. Will he make even half what he could over the rest of his career there versus here? Not likely.
Question regarding the agent's role in finding a destination for Vrbata. Does the agent's cut out of the original 3yr/$9M contract come out right at the signing or is it paid to him over the term?
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