Radko Gudas Reveals Why Star Players Don't Want to Sign in Canada

Published August 8, 2023 at 11:23

Radko Gudas surprised by signing with the Anaheim Ducks over teams like the Maple Leafs and Flames.

His decision was influenced by factors beyond hockey, including aversion to media attention and Canada's high taxes, starting at over fifty percent for the wealthy.

In Canada, you also start with taxes at more than fifty percent. You can't say that California is different in this regard. It has thirteen percent higher taxes than Florida

Gudas also preferred Anaheim's warmer weather and his role on the team. This highlights how non-hockey factors are shaping player choices.

When I had the choice between Calgary, Edmonton and a team somewhere warm, Anaheim appealed to me more. But it wasn't about the weather, it was more about the role in the team, what they would want from me, and of course the financial side.

It's an indicator that players may opt against Canada due to financial considerations, potentially impacting player recruitment in the country.

As seen on https://www.bladeofsteel.com/Radko-Gudas-admits-the-government-was-part-of-the-reason-he-did-not-want-to-sign-in-Canada-263857
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Radko Gudas Reveals Why Star Players Don't Want to Sign in Canada

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