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09-04-2011, 01:52 PM
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I'm not saying guys will or won't use equipment because Ovi does; I'm saying endorsements won't pay him anywhere near what it's worth to use equipment he won't like. He's going to Bauer because he likes the gear. Money is secondary. He used Bauer three years ago even though he was the face of CCM. They didn't like it. He's struggled the last couple years, relatively speaking. That's why he's going back to Bauer.

Most NHL'ers who "endorse" gear get at most in the six figures. Their salaries are 10x that. Crosby and Ovechkin are probably the only NHL'ers to get over a million over 3-5 years to use certain gear, but they're making over 8 million a year. I guarantee if Ovi finds a stick that he loves and scores more goals with (mostly psychological) he will break contract again and use it.

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