Swiss hockey players in NHL/AHL
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07-23-2009, 07:13 AM
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Given that the KHL salary cap for next season is 17.4M USD with one exception per team (which in the case of Atlant is probably Mozyakin), Gerber's salary is probably around 1M, give or take a few hundreds, while I guess he could have earned something around 1.5M or more had he signed that Pittsburgh offer, which would make for a comparable net earning. In the end the opportunity to be a number one probably made the difference.
And he points out in the interview that he could have earned more in the NHL.
Penguins are paying Fleury 5 mios. (actually different sites report different figures on fleur's salary). By paying Gerber 1.5 they would have a couple of 100's of thousands left for the year in cap space. (already like this, they are 27th out of 30 teams in cap space left with a 525'000 salary for the backup).
Then i do not think that salaries for russian players are that high. I am pretty convinced that being first goalie in KHL pays more than being backup in NHL on average. To get a 7 mio salary in Russia may be difficult but a foreigner can earn without problem a 1.5mio.
but it i am just in a nitty gritty calculation. finally who know$ ??
(it remainds me Federer choosing Zug as a dwelling place only because the appartment was soooo beautifull !)
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