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08-07-2012, 03:50 PM
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If I was him I'd definitely rather been in Switzerland than potentially riding the bus in the AHL.

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Somewhere Dan Bylsma is pouring out a 40 and listening to boys II men

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Oh noes, what will Bylsma do?

He's going to have to find another vet to start over Jeffrey, Tangradi, and Vitale. Somewhere he's begging Shero to go sign a veteran.


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08-07-2012, 04:17 PM
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Lol you really don't need the sarcasm smiley, he really was our big signing, in free agency anyways

EDIT: Nevermind, Tomas Vokoun was our biggest signing.
What about that Crosby fellow?

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No he's garbage.

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he was playing with Genčve-Servette HC before he came over last year. he also played for SCL Tigers during the lockout. i'm sure it's more that he's pretty comfortable in Switzerland than he can't get an NHL job.
how much do players in Switzerland make?

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what is that, rupees or yen or something? you silly foreigners and your silly money

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08-07-2012, 05:02 PM
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what is that, rupees or yen or something? you silly foreigners and your silly money
Bangladeshi Taka, of course.

I thought it would be understood that I would use the most famous currency available to man when talking about such serious business.



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he's playing in Switzerland. obiviously he's being paid with Nazi gold. [where's the taboo smiley?]

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how much do players in Switzerland make?
I think a couple years ago THN had the average National League A salary around $170,000.

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08-07-2012, 05:39 PM
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I think a couple years ago THN had the average National League A salary around $170,000.
Nazi gold or Bangladeshi Taka, stop it with your make belief boo-hockey currency!

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Thank God.

I was shocked he was able to hold it together as long as he did last season. It took a while for the wheels to fall off, but as predicted, they did.


Whoever made the Boyz II Men comment is probably being accurate. Bylsma won't know what to do, especially if Adams gets moved or something. He might need to be put on suicide watch were that to happen.

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08-07-2012, 09:57 PM
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Park can still skate and play responsible two-way hockey. He's too small and soft for what the Pens need on their 4th line, and probably getting too old to last a full 82 game season, but his style translates well to European ice. Remember he dissolved a contract in Switzerland (with 2 years left on it) last summer so he could return for another shot at the NHL. He got his 100th goal and 700th game last season, doesn't have much left to play for at this level.

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I think a couple years ago THN had the average National League A salary around $170,000.
And in most of Europe salaries listed mean after taxes and health insurance (both 100% paid for by the club - this is what's often meant when citing "tax-free" salaries). Ambri in particular also has a fantastic reputation for game atmosphere (small market team with really hardcore fans). Plus travel distances in Switzerland are a joke so going there instead to the AHL is a no-brainer.

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08-07-2012, 10:40 PM
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he was playing with Genčve-Servette HC before he came over last year. he also played for SCL Tigers during the lockout. i'm sure it's more that he's pretty comfortable in Switzerland than he can't get an NHL job.
Really???????

Would you take a huge paycut to play in an inferior league? Why would he decline any 1 way offer from the NHL? You are giving him too much credit. He sucks.

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08-08-2012, 04:02 AM
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I'm sure he could have gotten a 2-way deal from someone if he'd wanted to.

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08-08-2012, 04:33 AM
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I think a couple years ago THN had the average National League A salary around $170,000.
Yes, but foreigners (limited number per team allowed) make more, most of them in the range off 300-600k and with the low taxes, that's more than NHL minimum, plus it's a much easier schedule, less travelling and he can play more minutes. Good deal for him.

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08-08-2012, 04:36 AM
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Really???????

Would you take a huge paycut to play in an inferior league? Why would he decline any 1 way offer from the NHL? You are giving him too much credit. He sucks.
He's definitely not getting a paycut. Oh, and a Zurich beat the Blackhawks the summer before they won the Stanley Cup, just saying haha

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08-08-2012, 06:18 AM
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I think he'll get approx. 700k $ (+house and taxes being paid).

Hopefully he'll do got over here.

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08-08-2012, 06:21 AM
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definitely a nice way to wind down a career.

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Really???????

Would you take a huge paycut to play in an inferior league? Why would he decline any 1 way offer from the NHL? You are giving him too much credit. He sucks.
Are you EVER positive about anything?

Good luck to Park, always liked him.

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08-08-2012, 07:20 AM
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I'm sure he could have gotten a 2-way deal from someone if he'd wanted to.
A lot of players are choosing Europe over 2way deals this year. The threat of an NHL lock out probably has something to do with that. Most of them will make way more money playing in Europe than being stuck in the AHL for any extended length of time.

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A lot of players are choosing Europe over 2way deals this year. The threat of an NHL lock out probably has something to do with that. Most of them will make way more money playing in Europe than being stuck in the AHL for any extended length of time.
it makes sense especially for a player of Park's age and who has already had a solid NHL career.

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08-08-2012, 01:18 PM
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Are you EVER positive about anything?

Good luck to Park, always liked him.
Sorry but when someone actually believes that park chose the Swiss league over the NHL I have to say something. Park clearly wasn't offered a 1 way contract so. Let's not pretend he declined an NHL contract to play in Switzerland.

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Park can still skate and play responsible two-way hockey. He's too small and soft for what the Pens need on their 4th line, and probably getting too old to last a full 82 game season, but his style translates well to European ice. Remember he dissolved a contract in Switzerland (with 2 years left on it) last summer so he could return for another shot at the NHL. He got his 100th goal and 700th game last season, doesn't have much left to play for at this level.



And in most of Europe salaries listed mean after taxes and health insurance (both 100% paid for by the club - this is what's often meant when citing "tax-free" salaries). Ambri in particular also has a fantastic reputation for game atmosphere (small market team with really hardcore fans). Plus travel distances in Switzerland are a joke so going there instead to the AHL is a no-brainer.
Agreed. Good for Park. I liked the guy in his first stint as a Penguin. He did everything we asked him to do in his second stint. A class guy who should do quite well in Switzerland. I wish him the best

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