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Money in the old old NHL

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11-11-2005, 12:10 PM
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Money in the old old NHL

Back in the early days of the NHL, player wages were very low, and often guys had to take on other jobs to make ends meet.

I am trying to get into sports journalism, and have a story idea to try and interview guys that had to quit the NHL due to lack of funds.

Does anyone know anyone, or know OF anyone who played or played and had to quit back then?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Can't say as i know any old NHLers that this happened to, but the ex-owner of the company i work for played on the PGA tour in the 1930's and he had to quite playing pro golf to make ends meet because he said the pay outs back then were nothing and golf back then was a heavy expense on the players, unlike today where they are babied with endorsements and get everything for free these days. From car rentals to clubs and clothing.

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