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09-13-2012, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Dave in LA View Post
After 2002, you have to consider the insurance money from the Allison & Deadmarsh injuries. That money was added to the budget. It wasn't AEG's money.
I don't have confirmation on whether or not those two were counted in the budgets for those seasons. I only have team totals, not what players counted towards that dollar amount.

That said, for 2002-2003, Allison and Deadmarsh played 26 and 20 games respectively, and IIRC insurance monies don't kick in immediately after injury, so roughly half or slightly more of their salaries were paid by the club most likely in 2002-2003. You likely have a point on 2003-2004 since neither played a game.

That said, numbers would adjust for all teams as well if we began to remove salaries covered by insurance, and there's no definitive measurement for those numbers available anywhere as that information isn't released by the NHL, NHLPA, individual clubs or insurance agencies, at least none I'm aware of.

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