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02-06-2012, 11:01 PM
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Originally Posted by habsrule22 View Post
Correct me if I m wrong but are players paid for the pre season games. If not it wouldn t matter wether a regular NHL played or a rookie.
Dude, you really don't get it. It's not that they have to pay rookies less. As the article says, there's so many games that they're forced to resort to essentially having two teams' worth of players. That means that the real team doesn't get to practice together enough.

It's a cash grab because other teams have less home games in the preseason. Games that should be played in other stadiums are instead played in Montréal since more people will come, and Montréal splits some of the profits with the other team. This is what causes these scheduling issues.

They were doing the same thing in the past but it was especially bad this year, They only got to play together once. I'm pretty sure the real team played more than once last year.

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