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07-05-2013, 02:17 PM
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Dionne rides the bus

What is the story behind Marcel Dionne playing 9 games for the Denver Rangers of the IHL at the end of his career in 1988-89? It seems like such a strange ending to a great career. IIRC, Dionne doesn't talk about this in his biography, "Triple Crown".

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What is the story behind Marcel Dionne playing 9 games for the Denver Rangers of the IHL at the end of his career in 1988-89? It seems like such a strange ending to a great career. IIRC, Dionne doesn't talk about this in his biography, "Triple Crown".
Just guessing but imagine had something to do with collecting his full pay cheque. Players didn't make back then like now

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Just guessing but imagine had something to do with collecting his full pay cheque. Players didn't make back then like now
I believe your correct. This was during the Phil Esposito rein of errors in NYC, and having acquired Dionne who was pretty much running on empty, wasnt playing him, couldnt trade him, so Phil sent him to the IHL Denver Rangers, which then had some decent talent, including Mike Richter. A lot of strange moves by Trader Phil, this one with Marcel Dionne amongst them for sure.

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http://www.nytimes.com/1989/02/17/sp...or-dionne.html

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Marcel is a millionaire many times over.Example a player making 400 thousand in 1980 could buy 4 homes in vancouver.Marcel made 800 thousand a year in la

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Marcel is a millionaire many times over.Example a player making 400 thousand in 1980 could buy 4 homes in vancouver.Marcel made 800 thousand a year in la
Must have been what he made after hockey. Been 24 years he hasn't made anything from hockey. $600,000 a year for a few years divided in all those years isn't much money. His player's pension wouldn't be much, Eagleson stole most of the money. Brad Park's book said his pension is $12,000 a year.

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Must have been what he made after hockey. Been 24 years he hasn't made anything from hockey. $600,000 a year for a few years divided in all those years isn't much money. His player's pension wouldn't be much, Eagleson stole most of the money. Brad Park's book said his pension is $12,000 a year.
You know for sure he hasn't made money from hockey? Sponsorships, appearances, selling memorabilia, camps.

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Marcel is a millionaire many times over.Example a player making 400 thousand in 1980 could buy 4 homes in vancouver.Marcel made 800 thousand a year in la
You are over estimating how much dionne made and how much he was able to keep

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In Esposito's book "Thunder and Lightning" Espo explains that the reason Dionne was sent down to the minors briefly was to get over an injury. He says Dionne agreed to this as well. Apparently the media made a bigger issue over it at the time than what it really was.

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