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11-19-2012, 01:12 PM
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Yakushev72
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Originally Posted by JackSlater View Post
I read somewhere that Eberle is making $65,000 in the AHL for the whole year. I would guess that the missed month of salary is inconsequential to Nugent-Hopkins, and actually if he performs well for Canada at the tournament the increased exposure may end up generating a much larger sum for him in the future.
If that is all he's making, then yeah, money would not be an issue. At the risk of sounding like I'm trying to mount objections, another possible issue that could conceivably interfere with his ability to play is the AHL club in Ok City. It may be that few people in that part of the country have ever heard of Nugent-Hopkins, but to the extent that the sudden availability of top-line NHL players puts "butts in the seats," so to speak, I wonder if the club might try to stand in the way of a potential loss of revenue. As I said earlier, that is predicated on the extent to which people in non-hockey areas are even aware of these guys.

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