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03-14-2012, 06:59 PM
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Atas2000
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Originally Posted by Raikkonen View Post
1) Last 10-15 years the exchange rate wasn't stable enough, so we are used to use dollar/euro for prices.

2) While you can use 1-2-3-4..10 M dollars which is easy enough to compare contract estimation in rubles would be like 30-60-150 and so on. 1,5M $ is 45M rubles. Probably it's easier for owners to count their money in dollars => salaries nominated in dollars, then something is done to adjust it into the contract law-wise. As most russian business owners make their deals dollars-nominated (import/export, credits - mostly dollars) - they are thinking and calculating in dollars.

3) There is no official info about contracts in KHL. All these data is just speculation by sources close to clubs (should be true often).

4) In real life ppl use dollars to estimate less and less. For example, if you buy a car you don't think about its price in dollar/euro. 5 years ago it was different though. Hockey player's contract is too big for that, yet.

5) And maybe they want you to compare KHL/NHL contracts with comfort.
1. The exchange rate WAS stable in those years. In fact Rubles are more stable than USD and Euro now. There is a 3% rate change since 1998.

2. "As most russian business owners make their deals dollars-nominated (import/export, credits - mostly dollars) - they are thinking and calculating in dollars."

This one is fairly old too. Nobody calculates in dollars anymore in Russia.

5. That's exactly what I think. If they call it in Rubles I'll have to convert the NHL contracts in Rubles too to compare.

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