I’m sure most NHL players exiting their prime years have a vision of how they’ll go out. Maybe it’s lifting a Stanley Cup and exiting at the top. Maybe it’s a jersey-raising ceremony, with family and friends looking on. So imagine you sit down next to your agent and he slides this across the table:
That’s from the now-expired NHL CBA. Okay, maybe it’s hard to picture just staring at that blank page. Try this one:
Ouch. On the plus side, at least you’re walking out the door with hundreds of thousands, or millions, of cash money dollars, which you can use to build a comfortable mattress out of in your Manhattan penthouse.