some players are making back what they lost last season

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  1. Brent Burns Beard

    Brent Burns Beard DontTouchMyDonskoi!

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    Guys like Rafalski arent even getting pay cuts under this new system !

    his last NHL salary was 3,000,000
    his new NHL salary is 4,200,000

    the last 3 earning years he made 8m. if you include the lost season and the next 2, he will earn 8.4m in that 3 year peiord.

    there will be plenty of examples of this, although i also know some guys will take the cut, its still interesting to note that this lockout hasnt hurt some guys at all.

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    you do realize...

    \every off season things change, some players become more valuable, some less.

    Its only natural there would be some players whos value has increased.

    And with the change of how the game will be played, 5' 9" defencemen may be ones who you would expect might be worth more now?
     
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    well, i wont make a judgement on the player's worth ... simply pointing out that for players like Rafalski, the lockout hasnt hurt him.

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    The question is, what would Rafalski have made in 04-05, and would his 05-06 salary have been even higher with a higher cap?

    The only statement that can be definitively made is that Rafalski is one of the few who did not take a pay cut. He did lose becuase of the lost season, but the amount is unknown.
     
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    your gonna see alot of Players out of jobs.. simple beacuse teams can't fit them under the cap...
     
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    that's the point. if there's no cap, maybe philly, toronto or detroit offers him $5 or $6 million a year. rafalski is a good player in the prime of his career and deserves the money he got. but it certainly would have been a more inflated figure on a completely unrestricted market.
     
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