Mass exodus of players could happen starting next week … Markov injury not serious

  • Allan Walsh via twitter: “NHL Ave Salary since 04-05 lockout. 05-06 (-16.64%), 06-07 (9.20%), 07-08 (15.20%), 08-09 (-0.29%), 09-10 (6.69%), 10-11 (9.32%), 11-12 (9.33%) = 32.81% NHL Ave Salary Increase. NHL revenues up 50%+”
  • Larry Brooks via twitter: Brad Richards in considering his options, though he’s not talking with any teams in Europe at the moment.
  • Larry Brooks via twitter: Can expect a mass exodus of players overseas within the next 7 to 10 days if constructive talks don’t take place next week.
  • Harvey Fialkov via twitter: Panthers Kris Versteeg is still getting treatment on his hip from the team and is able to use their facilities.
  • Pavel Lysenkov via twitter: Andrei Markov left yesterday’s game in the 2nd period and didn’t return. Dave Stubbs via twitter: Markov said he was merely winded by a hit and it’s nothing serious, not his knee. (originally reported by Francois Gagnon)


  1. Andi

    10/27/2012 at 12:08 pm

    I know that the deva Walsh does not get it, but it is called the basic economics of Supply and demand, which is what determines players salary. Revenue is NOT related to Salary.

  2. hotwings

    10/27/2012 at 10:49 pm

    i think its more complicated than just simple supply and demand.

    what about the concept of monopoly? there is not really lots of places for these nhlers to go and make the same money. its not realistic that everyone moves to russia to play in the khl.

    how about the concept of union busting? you have rich owners with deep pockets trying to squeeze a juicier contract. the concepts of owner greed and speculation also play a large part. its obvious the owners are willing to gamble and speculate thereby playing the waiting game.

  3. J

    10/28/2012 at 7:29 pm

    It’s spelled schedule, not schedual. Just trying to help out.