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08-31-2009, 10:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Wetcoaster View Post
Here is the take from the Canucks players on the latest soap opera:
Funny that Burrows would be the one to pipe up. Here's what he had to say earlier in the year:

The players are entitled to 57 per cent of those revenues, according to the collective bargaining agreement. Anything more and the money is returned to the owners. The salary cap for this season is $56.7 million US.

"We're not happy about it," said winger Alex Burrows, among the lowest paid players on the team at $525,00 US. "I'm still making good money, but nobody would be happy to lose 20 per cent. This should have been thought about last summer. They pushed the cap up $5 million and now they're taking it back from everyone.

"It wasn't really the brightest idea, but nobody could see the economy struggling that much."

The good news is that the players saw the majority of that money coming back, minus the 5% inflator. The bad news for Kelly seems to be that they really, really did not like handing it out in the first place.

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