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Rand Simon's Blog: How Alfie lost out on $14 million

Rand Simon's Blog: How Alfie lost out on $14 million

by Rand Simon - November 26, 2007 10:06 AM EST

Certified player agent Rand Simon explains how the Senators captain is the player who likely lost the most dough under the new CBA and the truth about contract extensions.
The following sub-headline in a recent Ottawa Sun article about Daniel Alfredsson caught my eye and leads to the topic of today’s column: Despite being only fourth-highest-paid Senator, captain says he'd never dream of renegotiating contract.


Rand Simon's Blog: Another lockout looming?

Rand Simon's Blog: Another lockout looming?

by Rand Simon - November 15, 2007 12:14 PM EST

Certified player agent Rand Simon explains how the CBA was supposed to benefit the teams, but one owner is already saying it may not be enough... why NHL's youth is getting richer... and why arbitration hearings are going extinct.
Hockey fans everywhere had to be nervous about what the future holds for the game after Montreal Canadiens’ owner George Gillett was recently quoted as saying: “But it is still a very difficult business when you have your player payroll at 54 or 55 percent of your total revenue.


Rand Simon's Blog: The taxman cometh

Rand Simon's Blog: The taxman cometh

by Rand Simon - November 8, 2007 10:55 AM EST

Certified agent Rand Simon explains how players get paid and the trouble with taxes... why the AHL is better than the NHL... and how Avery got his arbitration award.
Salary disclosure has had a profound impact on the way we view players and our discussions about them. You may not know without looking it up that Brad Richards has recorded 70 or more points in each of the past four seasons, but you probably did know his salary this season is $7,800,000 (before escrow, that is).


Rand Simon's Blog: Little-known benefits of the CBA

Rand Simon's Blog: Little-known benefits of the CBA

by Rand Simon - October 30, 2007 12:17 PM EDT

Certified player agent Rand Simon discusses the CBA, and some stat inaccuracies.
The recent hiring of Paul Kelly as the new executive director of the NHLPA led to some discussion as to whether or not the players would exercise their right to terminate the current CBA following 2008-09.


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