How the NHL's 2013-14 playoff bonus money pool will be split up
On Wedesday, Chris Johnston of Sportsnet wrote on the how the league will pass out it's postseason pool of bonus cash. Here's where the $13 million will reportedly go.
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President's Trophy: $500,000
Tuukka Rask and the Boston Bruins entered the playoffs as the statistical favorite to win the Cup, finishing with the most points in the league -- and posed to receive a half million in their collective wallet.
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Round 1 exit: $250,000
The Blue Jackets were bounced by Pittsburgh in six games in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Columbus, along with Colorado, Dallas, San Jose, St. Louis, Detroit, Tampa Bay, and Philadelphia, will receive a quarter-million payout each. Hey, it's beer money ...
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Round 2 exit: $500,000
Make it one round further and you double your winnings. Keep your head up, Sid: The Pens, as well as the Ducks, Wild, and Bruins, will soon get a nice check in the mail.
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Round 3 exit: $1.25 million
The Montreal Canadiens and the Chicago Blackhawks will soon get north of a million bucks for their solid playoff runs to the conference finals.
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Runner up: $2.25 million
Goaltender Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers are set to receive the second-highest bonus of the playoffs for their five-game loss to the Los Angeles Kings.
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Winning it all: $3.75 million
Aside from a shiny silver trophy, the Los Angeles Kings get a pretty sweet pay day. Per Johnston, each regular player stands to make at least $100,000. But Justin Williams (pictured), he'll also get a cool $250,000 for the Conn Smythe win as playoff MVP.