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01-18-2013, 10:54 AM
Stewie Griffin
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Originally Posted by tfong View Post
No, its not going to be simply against what any NHL team offers them, they might just goto the KHL in that case if they get lowballed and the KHL offers like 3-4 million just to prove a point of getting NHL players. Thats why I don't think you see them accepting league minimums unless its really a case of them wanting to stay in the NHL.
It's not all about the money for some of these guys.

For many of the North American players the KHL is a non starter, especially those who have kids / spouses / family here and even moreso for those who get multi-millions to not play. Buyout money + league minimum (hell even AHL salary) + North American lifestyle would definitely outweigh leaving your family for a few dollars more. They may even be consider it more worthwhile sitting on a couch for the year earning nothing to spend more time with the family.

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