NHL Lockout Discussion XL: Tonight is the night... When two become one.
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01-02-2013, 09:49 PM
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Pensions shouldnt be a huge deal for people making millions of dollars in their careers.
Considering you have to play X amount of games (years) to qualify for a pension, and the minimum salary is what $500K, there is no reason they should even need pensions set up for them. Let alone have it be costed to the employer.
It takes normal people 20+ years to receive pensions in a lot of jobs. Its just another luxury the players are money grabbing about.
I understand both sides of this. Players deserve a pension. Yes they make millions (or hundred-thousands) a year, but they want that safe guarding in case anything happens with their money. I would hope that the NHLPA would educate players on smart investments, though.
But I also understand that the league doesn't want to be on the hook for a lot of this because it's money outside the system and frankly, players making millions should be okay for the rest of their lives.
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