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12-09-2012, 04:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Beacon View Post
In the AHL, you make $50-100k a year, minus taxes, so you are spending every last penny you earn. In the KHL, you can make $1-2 million tax-free, so after 10 years, you can have more money than you can ever spend, living a great lifestyle. How's that even a choice?

I don't know what you do for a living, but are you telling me that if you could make more in the next 12 months working in Russia than you could working in the US for the next 12 years, you wouldn't do it?
You don't pay any taxes in Russia, but American citizens pay taxes on their world-wide income so salary from the KHL is subject to tax here.

Also, do not confuse salary with AHL compensation: players receive additional money to pay for food/lodging during travel (and have excellent health plans).

But, it really doesn't matter--most players in the AHL aren't good enough to play in the KHL--Russia has plenty of homegrown players to play on the 3rd and 4th line. Teams there are looking for stars to come over, not Newbury.

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