981 Re: NHL CBA Talk on Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:12 pm
shabbs wrote:Crosby moving closer to playing hockey overseas...
It's always been thought that the contract insurance costs would be staggering... and the risks would be tremendous given his concussion history... if he does go overseas, you know the season is done.
I still don't get that. Crosby is one player, not even the best player on his team, anymore. And he'd be back as soon as they were ready to drop the puck. And if he gets injured, overseas, how would that be any different from when he got injured over here? The league survived and had record revenues.
If Crosby suffered a career ending injury while playing overseas - say, a Pronger-like concussion, he could lose the rest of his NHL contract.
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=408578So if a player suffers a career ending injury while playing abroad and that player therefore fails to deliver his services, a team could rely on Section 14 to cut him (or terminate his contract). If the team successfully terminates the contract, it wouldn't have to pay out what's left on the player's contract.
For Crosby, that's a LOT of money.
I'm just commenting on the part where you said, if he goes overseas, the season is done. You've said it before. I jut don't see a single player having that much impact.
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