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Greene is not a corporation. He is an employee.

Yeah, I know that. I also know that the more they're paid, $hit rolls downhill...and that raises ticket prices, concession prices, etc. The average Joe like me can hardly afford to take his family to a game, and certainly can't take them to multiple games. I'm not a huge fan of some of these salaries either. That being said, how can you blame a guy for making what someone is willing to pay him? And if the owners are willing to pay them that much, it's because fans will show up and pay the ticket prices and buy $12 beers. You can't "tell" someone that all they can make is $1M, or make them donate money somewhere. Reading that comment was comical.

What about doctors, lawyers, etc.? Do they make too much and should we make them donate a certain amount of money somewhere?

Should we require that corporations that make huge profits donate that to student organizations as well?

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A few years ago Matt Greene established an endowment through the UND Foundation to help fund hockey scholarships.

I've always wondered if Toews, Parise, and Oshie have given any major gifts to UND.

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the interest on a million today (if ur lucky) would not be enough to live on

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Anyone hearing anything about Chris VandeVelde? I know he's a free agent, but after that drink of water with the Flyers last year, I'd expect him to be getting some 2 way offers soon.

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Greene's latest contract only makes me feel even stronger about the idea that athletes make too much. For me athletes are good because they inspire many, but because of that, I feel like the players should take a pay cut and give the left over funds to student organizations. Use Greene for example; does he really need 10 million to live. Ok make that 5 million with taxes, but still. I say a million is more then enough to live on when most families much less then that and are fine. donate the other four million or 4 million to a program that supports students and be a real role model. Many athletes often times donate to past organizations such as Engelstad and his wife, but it is not always needed.

As noted, Greene set up an endowment for UND scholarships. If I remember correctly, the amount was for 50k a year. That's what he gives publicly.

I agree that athletes make a lot; no one would argue that. But just because the general public isn't aware of giving doesn't mean it isn't happening. Maybe some athletes donate funds to support students, maybe some goes to flood or tornado relief efforts or cancer research or the AIDS epidemic or a local hospital or homeless shelter. We have no way of knowing private financial affairs (other than the contract salary total), so I'm a bit hesitant to judge whether or not athletes are being 'real role models' with their finances.

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Attaboy Greener! It's been too long since Lord Stanley's last visit, especially since Mr Toews doesn't want to come back to GF...must still have some unpaid parking tickets from his time here.:)

Meethinks Mr. Toews will have a "few" more chances to bring Stan to the forks.

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Greene loves gf and doesn't think he is better then everyone

Gaurebtee osh would bring the cup back and do the traditional fill at Judy's.

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Greene's latest contract only makes me feel even stronger about the idea that athletes make too much. For me athletes are good because they inspire many, but because of that, I feel like the players should take a pay cut and give the left over funds to student organizations. Use Greene for example; does he really need 10 million to live. Ok make that 5 million with taxes, but still. I say a million is more then enough to live on when most families much less then that and are fine. donate the other four million or 4 million to a program that supports students and be a real role model. Many athletes often times donate to past organizations such as Engelstad and his wife, but it is not always needed.

I always wondered about the big contracts also. But a part of me says they have to plan ahead, theirs is a limited career at that level. After getting used to a different lifestyle (I assume), they have to plan for the rest of their life. Also, there is the possibility of disabling injuries. Guess I keep remembering Travis Roy and his first shift into the college game against UND.

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Toews won't be back to forks guys nor has established an endowment

Remember what happend to his family member here

There is a better chance of Toews bringing a Cup to Faribault MN than there is of him bringing one to Grand Forks.

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Toews won't be back to forks guys nor has established an endowment

Remember what happend to his family member here

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Toews won't be back to forks guys nor has established an endowment

Remember what happend to his family member here

You mean his brother on the team? If so, what happened?

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Greene's latest contract only makes me feel even stronger about the idea that athletes make too much. For me athletes are good because they inspire many, but because of that, I feel like the players should take a pay cut and give the left over funds to student organizations. Use Greene for example; does he really need 10 million to live. Ok make that 5 million with taxes, but still. I say a million is more then enough to live on when most families much less then that and are fine. donate the other four million or 4 million to a program that supports students and be a real role model. Many athletes often times donate to past organizations such as Engelstad and his wife, but it is not always needed.

Hi, I'm on the board of directors of an organization with $200+ million in assets and $100 million in annual revenues. We're looking for a new CEO. We'd like to hire you for $1 million per year. And we assume you'll be giving about 80% of that to students because you can easily live on $200k annually. Right? ;)

Greene's making $10 million over 4 years ($2.5 annually). Taxes, agents, etc. and he's taking less than half of that. And given his age, that may be the last deal of his career. He'll be 30 and done earning. Compare that to ...

Do the math in a "normal" (30-35 year career): If you average $60k you'll have earned about $2 million in your lifetime.

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Greene's latest contract only makes me feel even stronger about the idea that athletes make too much. For me athletes are good because they inspire many, but because of that, I feel like the players should take a pay cut and give the left over funds to student organizations. Use Greene for example; does he really need 10 million to live. Ok make that 5 million with taxes, but still. I say a million is more then enough to live on when most families much less then that and are fine. donate the other four million or 4 million to a program that supports students and be a real role model. Many athletes often times donate to past organizations such as Engelstad and his wife, but it is not always needed.

Maybe you should move to Seattle - you would fit right in with the other Socialist morons.

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Maybe you should move to Seattle - you would fit right in with the other Socialist morons.

Free market. I agree. If Matt Greene, Toews, Parise, Oshie, etc., can get that kind of money, go for it! I have no problem with it. More power to them.

If you don't like it, you can vote for this with your pocket.

I prefer to go to college games. I watch big-league sports on TV. A big reason is the cost. To get a decent seat to the Avalanche costs around $100. I prefer to spend my $$ on a few college games instead. I"m just as, if not more, entertained for less $$$.

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You mean his brother on the team? If so, what happened?

He wasn't any good.

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You mean his brother on the team? If so, what happened?

Nothing happened to his brother, he wasn't good enough to stick in the lineup. If you notice his career in the WHL, he didn't really light it up either.

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I always thought he was a legacy roster spot in an era when you just can't hide legacy spots in the lineup anymore.

Does Jonathan really have some deep seated grudge against the program?... If so I've never seen that, he always speaks highly of UND and gives respect and reverence for his time there in interviews.

Maybe only the old boys club gets the deranged hate filled letters of seething evil from former players that hold grudges

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I always thought he was a legacy roster spot in an era when you just can't hide legacy spots in the lineup anymore.

Does Jonathan really have some deep seated grudge against the program?... If so I've never seen that, he always speaks highly of UND and gives respect and reverence for his time there in interviews.

Maybe only the old boys club gets the deranged hate filled letters of seething evil from former players that hold grudges

I asked Schlossman about this earlier this year after he interviewed JT for an article. He said Toews had nothing but great things to say about the program and that he and Troy Murray follow the club through the year and talk about it.

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Free market. I agree. If Matt Greene, Toews, Parise, Oshie, etc., can get that kind of money, go for it! I have no problem with it. More power to them.

If you don't like it, you can vote for this with your pocket.

I prefer to go to college games. I watch big-league sports on TV. A big reason is the cost. To get a decent seat to the Avalanche costs around $100. I prefer to spend my $$ on a few college games instead. I"m just as, if not more, entertained for less $$$.

I think Jerry Maguire said it best:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaiSHcHM0PA

Anyways, cool that the cup is coming to GF. I will have to go see it if times allows me to.

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Anyone hearing anything about Chris VandeVelde? I know he's a free agent, but after that drink of water with the Flyers last year, I'd expect him to be getting some 2 way offers soon.

VandeVelde signed a one-year, two-way deal with Philadelphia

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