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10-05-2012, 02:58 PM
Took the red pill
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Originally Posted by JMiller View Post
It would be interesting to see a breakdown of how many players are getting paid to play elsewhere and how much they are making.
It would be. The impression I'm getting from scattered reports is that when you consider insurance costs (Aaron Ward tweeted that Krejci's insurance policy runs $240,000) and the generally lower salaries in European Leagues (other than the KHL), these guys aren't exactly raking it in. (And this is not a sympathy post, just a look at the facts) They're playing in Europe because they want to play competitive hockey.

And though a significant number are in Europe, the majority are not.

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