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01-14-2013, 01:39 PM
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Originally Posted by ChibiPooky View Post
Why would he be worth less to Colorado than his KHL team? It's an interesting negotiating tactic, assuming he's not bluffing.

"Look, here's another employer who's willing to pay me $X. Now, I'd rather work for you, so I'm giving you the chance to match."
There are many factors in that discussion. How much cap space both team has if one major factor. And how big his role is in the KHL compared to in the NHL, and how many centers Colorado has compared to Metallurg etc etc etc but most importantly I dont think the Metallurg have to worry about the cap at all with O'Reilly. I'm pretty sure they do have a cap system but you are allowed to have three "high salary"-players who doesnt count towards the cap or something like that.

And dont forget that the taxes for hockeyplayers in the KHL are way lower than in the NHL. Even if he earns less money on paper, he probably end up with more money there.

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