Agents take care of the high end players-time for low-middle end players to speak up

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  1. eye

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    Since agents can make 3-6% of a players salary plus I believe up to 25% of endorsements who do you think the agents are sticking behind in this war?

    High end players not only provide agents with most of their income but also dominate the very lucrative endorsement deals so where does that leave representation of the little guy in all of this.

    Speak up you guys. Call your agents, email Bob, do whatever it takes to get him to buy into cost certainty - revenue sharing - guaranteed contracts at 1.3 mill avg. while it lasts. A new NHL next year won't be nearly as kind to you. Over 80% of the fans are behind you to make this call. :handclap: :handclap: :handclap:
     
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    Since most of the big name players are handled by 10-20 agents and the other 120+ NHLPA registered agents have the "middle of the road" guys, this is pointless.

    Why are almost all of your CBA posts centered around agents?
     
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    The low-middle end guys will be the ones that suffer most from a hard salary cap.
     
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    And so they should..........Can anyone really justify Martin Lapointe making 5 million a year?

    The high-end talent are't the only salaries that are out-of-wack, You have 3rd line muckers making 2+ million a year in the NHL......Think about this Adam Vinatieri pretty much single handly won two super bowls by himself and makes 2.1 in the NFL where TV deals, merchandising, and money is unlimited.


    In the NHL you have guys like Martin Straka, Roman Turek, Patrice Brisebois, Vicent Damphouse making 4+ million. That is crazy
     
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    Hockey players make little to nothing in endorsements. High end guys like Naslund dont get more than a couple hundred thousand a year max doing endorsements. Nice try though.
     
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    Apparently Jacobs, Sinden and O'Connel could.
     
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    And so we sit without hockey
     
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    Many hockey players make big money on endorsements. Many of them may be hidden to the average viewer or to small market clubs but the big name players make plenty of endorsement money and their agents benefit from that.
     
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    Those 10-20 agents you refer to represent the biggest agencies in the business and they have alot of pull and alot at stake. They will stick with their higher priced group vs. the interests of the minority otherwise you will see some or maybe many agents go out of business. That's why they remain so quiet and came out of Bpb's meeting in total support. Bob read them the facts of life.

    BTW, this is only my 2nd thread on agents. I see them as the key to getting this thing back on track but Bob has a muzzle on them and the only way it comes off is if players speak up against them.
     
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