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11-22-2012, 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr. Canucklehead View Post
Trying to look at it from Neuvirth's perspective...

Some of the NHL's proposed contractual changes probably don't have significant impacts on guys in the "Hamrlik/Neuvirth" ballpark. Things like cutting off length at 5-years, for example, probably don't mean much to a non-star player who has probably never signed a deal longer than 2 or 3 years. Only stars (in most cases) get those long contracts.

Some of the non-star players are also not as well suited to a long work stoppage, because they haven't made as much money as some of the stars have. Guys like Crosby pull in $8m+ a year, but there are more than a few players making sub-$1m per season that probably won't be as happy to wait out a long work stoppage.

I'm not saying Neuvirth is right about everything he said, but there is definitely room for some players to be discomfitted with the negotiations, just as there is for ownership groups who would rather a deal get done faster as well.
-Hamrlik just came off a 4 year deal for 22.5million bucks with the Habs...the guy has made $59 million bucks in his career....he was makingg 5.5 million as a teams 4th best d-man...what a goof.

-the guys who make under a million should be happy they make $700k, the average wage is $2.4....the PA is holding firm so these journeymen/non-stars can make a decent wage playing 5 mins/night.

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