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10-03-2012, 11:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Ogrezilla View Post
so he has an agent. I pay taxes and union dues too.

I'm not trying to be bitter. I have no problem with them making good money. I just can't make myself feel bad for them over financial issues. One minimum wage NHL season gives you enough money to build yourself a great life.
Well sure, even after taxes you could buy a house in the country on good acreage outright and then get some solar panels and a windmill and a good well drilled. With some livestock and a big vegetable garden you'd be able to keep your food expenses down & then all you'd have to worry about would be property taxes & heating, but heck with the latter, if you went way out in the country where the lands cheap enough and got enough acreage, you could just chop down some trees each year and have a wood burning boiler.

But my point is that for having to put their bodies on the line, and for the revenue the players generate for the league, they're worth every penny & I think it's unfair for the owners to ask them to take less in order to fix the owner's problems.

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