The Offseason Thread V: Needs to End Edition
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08-13-2013, 02:24 PM
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The American team is not having any ice activities. Off ice orientation stuff. Insurance is too high. The Canadians were still looking at insurance rates.
It annoys me that they don't just stick on insurance for the international events to the NHL insurance.
I recon the NHL buys this in bulk. For a single insurer insuring 600 NHL players for the reg. season + the PO's, for a players career, it just can't add much risk top slap on 8 games every other season for a few NHLers in international hockey. As opposed to the Russian federation calling up a insurer asking what it costs to insure AO. He will play 8 games, if he breaks his back they have to pay him 9m per until he is 42 y/o or something...
The PA really wants the option to play in the international tournaments. They should have seen to it that they got international insurance in the last CBA, they could have taken it from their pot. It would be very marginal, and the sum would have gone to Hockey Canada, Hockey Sweden, Hockey Finland and so forth. Now each federation have to insure these players.
Insuring one of the bigger names for one WCH can be around 500k USD.
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