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12-17-2012, 12:12 AM
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Turbofan
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Originally Posted by Philly85 View Post
Even if you're an average to below average NHLer... Odds are you're still good enough to be bouncing around between pro leagues for at least 5-10 years. If you're making 60-100k/year playing hockey, it's still better than what most people make per year in annual salary. It's on YOU to manage your finances accordingly, responsibly and try to plan for the future.
Also most people change careers a half dozen times in their lives. Are we supposed to set up even below average players for life? You can't negotiate CBA's and player salaries on the basis that players won't be responsible with their money.

Let's say a pro career ends at 30 because of mediocre play. Go back to freakin' school. You should be able to pay for it. A lot of people are still in post-secondary education at 30 with nothing but debt to show for it, much less a million in the bank.


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