The New York Rangers Blog, a fellow Bloguin site, has pieced together a fascinating analysis of the salary situations of players -- not just the upper crust of the league, but the more average players as well. Much has been said over this lockout about how much the players have conceded to the owners in terms of lost pay; obviously the lost pay the players are worried about most now are the three paychecks that they've missed.
The NYR Blog spoke with former Rangers fourth-liner Jason Strudwick regarding the negotiations right now. Here's what he had to say:
"When I was playing I was very aware [of his financial situation]. I am thrilled about the amount of money I made. But the reality is when you're not at the top you have to be a little bit wiser. You have to plan ahead. Most players are making the league minimum and this is the most they'll be making in their careers. Save as much as you can because it won't last. It might sound like a lot but it won't last a lifetime."