Thread: Prospect Info: Babchuk dominating the KHL
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11-23-2009, 08:34 PM
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Originally Posted by dmonk View Post
Not exactly the same offer. 13% on income tax he pays in Russia vs. around 50% he would have to pay here makes a little difference.
Yes, the net income is different but it would fly in the face of him saying he wanted to play in the NHL. The difference is chump change compared to the earnings damage he did by going back a second time. He wanted a multi-year deal and wasn't willing to prove himself over the course of an entire season, even while being penciled in with Pitkanen, so he could potentially cash in once his arbitration rights kicked in.

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