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07-21-2012, 11:27 PM
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Originally Posted by number72 View Post
The funny part is how this looks like more blue and white entitlement disease where it appears players are rewarded with raises for not performing. This entitlement was the thing that Burke was so gung ho about eliminating.

The reality is - that most fans don't get hockey doesn't exactly work like that because offers need to be competitive and there are other factors than goal scored. But from the optics do look poor hear and Burke comes off looking silly to some perhaps uninformed leaf fans and the media at large.
Based on cap percentage, he did not receive a raise. Additionally, he may have received a far higher salary had they actually proceeded to arbitration.

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