A good-sized apartment, a nice gym, and a big TV are all important components for staying in shape during the busy season.
Here’s how to get a good start on that.
NHL players, who make up more than half of the league’s total attendance, are expected to spend about $2.5 million a season.
To break that down, the average NHLer spends $2,300 per year on food, clothing, and entertainment in a single year.
This is not a luxury, but a necessity.
For the past decade, the majority of the $2 billion that players have made on the ice has gone to players’ salaries.
It is no wonder then that the average annual salary of a NHL player is nearly $7 million.
The NHLPA is set to negotiate a new collective bargaining agreement that will give players more money than they ever had before.
One of the most contentious issues is the cap.
As part of the deal, players can expect to see their average annual cap hit increase by $400,000, or 4.7 percent.
The cap will be at $67 million for the next three years.
The new collective-bargaining agreement will allow players to earn more money for their teams.
Players can earn up to $2 million per season in bonuses.
The league has been cutting salaries in the past two seasons, but players are still taking home a larger share of their salaries than ever before.
The NHLPA and players are hoping that the new collective agreement will increase the share of revenue going to players.
“There’s a lot of room for growth in our collective bargaining,” said Chris McQueen, the executive director of the NHLPA.
“The players are coming in, we’re going to see more revenue.
The players are making more money, and that’s the good thing.”
What to do if you need a lift in the San Francisco Bay Area?
There are plenty of good bars and restaurants around the city to kick back and catch up.
Here are a few options: The Golden Gate Brewing Company, 434 N. Folsom Ave., (415) 745-9950, GoldenGateBrewing.com.
The Golden Goose Bar and Grill, 1411 W. San Pablo Ave., San Francisco, (415)-731-3300, GoldenGole.com The Lazy Bear, 1 West Larkin St., (408) 553-8800, LazyBearSF.com (Lazy Bear is located in the heart of the city, so parking is easy and you can walk to the bar and eat there).
The Olde Market Market, 2900 S. Market St., San Jose, (408)-722-0113, OldeMarketSF.org (The Market is located on Market St.)
The Red Lion, 1250 N. Santa Clara Ave., Los Angeles, (213) 693-8900, theredlionlosangeles.com Stoney Creek Market, 731 N. Lombard St., Los Altos, (310) 823-1233, stoneycreekmarket.com