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12-02-2003, 01:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Wingboy2999
That would be GREAT if he did defer some of his money to help out his team and stay in the NHL. Would he defer money or just give it up?
Or use it to take some ownership like Mario did?

In any case, Morozov is the only one besides Mario that's even close to that, making something like $1.5 M in base salary. WIth a payroll below $22 M, there isn't much cutting the other players can do to help without serious percentage cuts to their salary.

And I believe the players offered to take a 10% pay cut across the board in one of the CBA negotiations, but the owners stuck to their "hard cap" guns and rejected it.

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