2nd line isn't bad, but as soon as my three year deal is done, I'm holding out for SmokeyClause money...
My money isn't as sweet as it sounds. After taxes, I walk away with only 60% of my blockbuster deal.
True story, the Nashville Predators play in St. Louis and thus have to pay St. Louis/Missouri income tax for the days they play. # of days X (amount of salary/number of days from start of regular season till end). The Missouri government actually expects the Predators to pay for a full day of income taxes regardless of how many hours are spent there. I think there income tax is like 10 percent.
So let's do the math with Timonen's contract. He makes 2 million. Divided over the regular season (179 days), he makes $11,173 per day. He flew into St. Louis at 11 pm and proceeded to spend the night. The next day, they played St. Louis and flew home afterwards. The Missouri government expects him to play for 2 full days of service or around $2,230 dollars! It's worse when you are talking about Holik money. Then that becomes around 8 to 10 thousand in taxes per game played in Mizzou. Can you believe the Missouri government expects Timonen to pay 1,100 just for the right to spend the night the day before a game. Needless to say, the Predators accounting department refuted the goverments claim to Timonen's cash and Timonen/Nashville eventually won. It saved the Predators players around $12,000 total per visit.