not everything is about the game or money, the man has made millions of dollars over the course of his career.. when the day comes that his head is like a can of tomatoe soup and he cant enjoy a personal life with his family anymore i dont think that is worth any amount of money that he wont be able to enjoy anyay.. he has suffered head trauma over and over again clearly his condition is getting worse he is extremely fragile at this point.. think about what youre saying.
I guess you are grossly unfamiliar with the CBA. Please see Chris Pronger. Christ, the NHL lets him take on a job that even pays him additional cash while being LTIR.
The league PAYS cash. When I spoke to Shanahan I asked him to sum up the difference between playing and making the now famous Shananban videos in one sentence. His answer was a very stout, "more lucrative."