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07-12-2013, 11:46 PM
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Originally Posted by AUS Fan View Post
If I'm Ben Duffy and I've been in the Coast most of the entire 1st half, I'm on the next bus out of Wheeling and off to a CIS team somewhere.

A CIS player is good enough to play ECHL, but smart enough not to.
That's what I'm thinking/hoping for. At $400 a week (including lodging and some food) isn't a lot to hang your hat on in the end ($1,600 a month or approx. $10K for the season - he'd get that going to school - $5K from the Q and $5K from UNB as AFA). I think we'll get a better idea as the season starts if he'll see any call-up time based on what line he plays and his production.

Teams are required in 2013-14 to pay rookie players a minimum salary of $400 [link]

Interesting story on Colby Armstrong on his stint in the ECHL during the lockout. [link]

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