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Phoenix, AZ • United States • 43 Years Old • Male
In todays NHL, it is sometimes questionable if players are being greatley overpaid. I surely hope I'm not alone in beliving that any player is worth the money they are making. For example, Tomas Vanek's salary incresed by an astonishing 1061%, from $942,400 to a vastly inflated $10,000,000.

This seasons top paid players will be- D.Briere($10 mil.)
T.Vanek($10 mil.)
S.Gomez($10 mil.)
S.Crosby($8.7 mil)
K.Timonen($8 mil.)

(a total of 16 players are being paid more than $7 mil,34 over $6 mil.,and 58 over 5 mil.)

Consider the fact that $3.6 million a year is more than enough to support themselves and their families, with more than enough for personal enjoyment. By this logic, 101 players are being over paid.

The other side of the argument is that players have to be well represented, and will not sell themselves short. If these players were to acept the "proper" salary I outlined, than team like Buffalo, Ottawa, and Detroit would be stacked, and smaller, less desirerable markets such as anaheim, atlanta, and tampa would be unable to compete. therefore, it is benifitial to accept these grossly inflated salaries.

another argument is that if ALL players where to accept these salaries, more revenue would go towards the league and teams, the salarie cap could be greatly reduced, and again, the league as a whole would benifit.

So, are the players greedy, charitable, or is this an uncontrollable situation?
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