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05-24-2006, 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted by AH
We still haven't come to the point of appocalypse (sp?) in the new NHL where star players are making all the money and everyone else is at the bare minimum.

We are headed in that direction with the Richards contract, but we're not there yet. There is still room for a Ruutuu to land a Dandenault type contract somewhere.
I agree that the salary distrubtion trend you mentioned is not yet fully realized, but I still have to say that NHL calibre d-men have more value than 4th line agitators (which not a knock on J. Ruutu, he very good at what he does). I'll be surprised if Jarkko gets even the lower salary on the scale you posted, but then I suppose time will tell.

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