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07-11-2013, 07:18 PM
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Originally Posted by belair View Post
It's not just about money though, IMO.

Cervenka didn't make a fortune playing in Calgary last year. And although he had to sign an entry-level contract, I'd assume Thoresen would have to sign a 'show-me' contract prior to some team offering anything resembling what he makes in Russia.

I know it's easy to get blinded by all those zeroes, but a lot of kids dream about raising the Stanley Cup growing up. That's something the NHL will always have over the KHL.
by terms i mean playing role as well.
Cervenka had a peek, maybe he liked what he saw, maybe not, but then came SKA waving zeroes and he said yes.
i honestly think it never goes down to this, or i at least hope so; but imagine that KHL continues its European expansion, that it gets to have a strong team in every relevant country, that the players are content and making an awful lot of money. could it be so that a young star might start weighing his options?

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