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, "Michael McBride"
> Actually they don't according to tsn.ca. He's a 10 year player
making under the league average and becomes a UFA again next year
regardless. If he had taken more money he would have to wait for the
chance to become a UFA again. I'm sure that factors into
Your right Mike. I always thought once a player makes league
avgerage or more he does not get to be paid under that amount and get
Still, with a lockout coming and even less of a market next summer
it just does not add up that Paul Kariya would take 1.2 million to
play with Teemu Selanne in Colorado no matter how close they are.
Still, he get's a bad injury or his past concussion problems
surface and he is taking a huge risk with a likely salary structure
in place to keep big markets out of the running for his services.
Only thing beyond several hidden bonuses (for the moment) is that
Kariya, a player loyal to the Ducks is very offended by what
I don't know.