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Cap Numbers - Olympic Style

from the Wall Street Journal,

If several NHL owners are nervously watching the Olympic hockey semifinals Friday, it’s with good reason. More than $300 million worth of hockey players are still participating in the tournament, risking injury for the sake of national pride.

Not surprisingly, Team Canada leads the way with a combined “payroll” of nearly $128 million. The Canadians, a team made up entirely of NHL stars, earn more money than the combined price of the entire Slovakian and Finnish teams, two other remaining squads in the tournament. (Note: For the five Finns and nine Slovaks who aren’t currently playing in the NHL, we used their most-recent NHL salary.)


thanks to a KK member for the pointer

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