Morning Free Association: Boring Word Problems

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I admit, I’ve been saving this one, not because it’s especially fun, but because it involves so many of my least favorite things: contract talk, legalese, and worst of all: boring words problems. Because that’s what all of this is and that’s looking at it in sunny terms. At the very worst, this is how the NHL screws their players. For the most part, the stars and those with big contracts are shielded from the worst of it. You’ll see how this works out later. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Playoff Compensation

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The other day, The London Bear asked a question about player compensation during the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The short answer is, yes players do receive a bonus that is dependent on where their exit in the playoffs. However the longer answer requires a closer examination. Continue reading