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Government has made Canadian teams more attractive.

Crypticshock

Registered Member
Read an article today that thanks to the USA being in such a horrible mess... that the taxes players have to pay on their contracts are higher than ever in the USA. Infact, the two lowest teams for taxes paid on salary are in Alberta (Calgary and Edmonton). Almost every city in Canada jumped at 10-12 places from their former ranking. What does that mean? That means that players have a little extra incentive to play in a Canadian city than a US city. It could mean an extra 100-300K on a 2.5M contract.

Except for Montreal. Quebec is a leech of a province. The dumb cow they recently elected raised the prices on professional sports players even more. Montreal is the highest taxed team in the NHL. Almost at 50%. Yes... 50%. Make a 2.5M contract... receive 1.27M after taxes. I believe every American team will see an increase of ~140,000$ additional taxes on 2.5M. Would that entice you to play for a Canadian team?

Team $2,500,000
1 Calgary Flames - $1,542,320
1 Edmonton Oilers - $1,542,320
3 Florida Panthers - $1,435,653
3 Tampa Bay Lightning - $1,435,653
3 Nashville Predators - $1,435,653
6 Dallas Stars - $1,435,653
7 Vancouver Canucks - $1,430,866
8 Phoenix Coyotes - $1,395,344
9 Colorado Avalance - $1,393,381
10 Chicago Blackhawks - $1,386,578
11 Pittsburgh Penguins - $1,386,276
12 Detroit Red Wings - $1,385,634
13 Boston Bruins - $1,382,803
14 Washington Capitals - $1,376,919
15 St. Louis Blues - $1,363,239
16 Winnipeg Jets - $1,360,710
17 Carolina Hurricanes - $1,347,437
18 Buffalo Sabres - $1,341,680
18 New York Islanders - $1,341,680
18 New York Rangers - $1,341,680
21 Columbus Blue Jackets - $1,338,154
22 New Jersey Devils - $1,338,123
22 Philadelphia Flyers - $1,338,123
24 Minnesota Wild - $1,318,378
25 Ottawa Senators - $1,298,747
25 Toronto Maple Leafs - $1,298,747
27 Anaheim Ducks - $1,278,704
27 Los Angeles Kings - $1,278,704
27 San Jose Sharks - $1,278,704
30 Montreal Canadiens - $1,273,535

http://www2.macleans.ca/2013/10/18/how- ... s-a-boost/ - This is the article. It also has the numbers from 2012 to compare the difference for the American clubs.
 
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