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by Paul on 12/12/08 at 09:39 PM ET
from Fluto Shinzawa of Bruins Blog at the Boston Globe,
Executive director Paul Kelly took some time to provide an update on the NHLPA, its outlook on the economy, and how it will affect player salaries moving forward.
While cap problems might curb the trend of rising contracts, Kelly said the top-tier players heading into unrestricted free agency should still earn lucrative paydays. Kelly cited Detroit’s Henrik Zetterberg as an example. “You’ve got to pay Henrik Zetterberg to play for you,” Kelly said. “He’s a phenomenal athlete. He’s an exciting player. He’s a guy who can singlehandedly carry a team. I don’t think a guy with his skill level is going to suffer that big a shock in the marketplace. He’s one example. There are dozens of guys that fit that profile.
more & Wings fans thank you Mr. Kelly for increasing the $$$ Zetterberg may be asking for!
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