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08-22-2012, 10:13 AM
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Originally Posted by hyster110 View Post
from what i hear the two issue the union looks to address is the player stipend and education packages

with the stipends, gordie howe was making the 50 dollars a week when he played in junior. this should be increased especially since hockey has become a full time job for these kids. 150 a week or somewhere in and a round there would be a start IMO

the problem with the education is that players only have 18 months once they complete junior to use that package or its lost forever. this IMO should be extended for those who want to try and make it pro, but eventually cant make it and want to go to school
I think its risky if people just look at the cash and don't look at all the other things the teams pay be it room & board/all there gear/gas/cell phones etc.

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