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09-01-2010, 03:05 PM
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vokiel
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Originally Posted by La Grosse Tendresse View Post
Then why are people always using taxes as an excuse for our GM having difficulty signing big FA and/or overpaying?

Seriously, if it's such a non-issue that it doesn't matter whether they play in Florida or Montreal, then why do I keep reading the argument that we are at a huge disadvantage because of our high taxes?

Either taxes are important to hockey players and Gauthier comes out as a huge hypocrite, or taxes aren't important and Gauthier/Gainey are just incompetent at attracting UFAs / signing them to decent contracts.
You are taxed in Canada if you work in Canada, regardless of where you live.

IOW, the high taxes argument is for the taxes paid on income, not on cost of living.

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