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GLASGOW -- When Catharine Pendrel bumped into Canadian cycling teammate Raphael Gagne at the Commonwealth Games, Gagne made a point of thanking her. Jake Muzzin World Cup Jersey . It seems not only is Pendrel one of the worlds best mountain bikers, but one of the most generous as well. The 33-year-old from Kamloops, B.C., led Canada to a 1-2 finish in cross-country mountain biking at the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday, taking the lead from the opening lap and never looking back. Pendrel absolutely crushed the field to cross in one hour 39 minutes 29 seconds, a minute and 10 seconds ahead of silver medallist Emily Batty of Brooklin, Ont. Australias Rebecca Henderson was third. Max Plaxton of Victoria was fourth in the mens race. "Everyone whos watched me race knows I just like to go hard from the start. . . When you get some space between you and other riders, you just go for it," Pendrel said. "It feels amazing to win the gold for Canada." The reigning world champion decided this year to decline Sport Canadas funding -- the $1,500 a month she would normally receive as part of the athlete carding system. The money was split into three development cards of $500 apiece. Gagne told Pendrel he thought he was one of the three recipients. "That was really cool to feel like I was helping one of those guys," Pendrel said. "I felt that it could make a bigger impact in one of the up-and-coming riders life," she added, pointing out that she is a semipro athlete -- she rides for Luna Pro Team. "I just knew just how big it was to receive that carding the first time, not just financially but emotionally, to know that youve reached that level where your country wants to invest in you. And thats really special. "I wanted another athlete to have that experience." Gagne finished seventh in the mens race Tuesday, and praised Pendrel for her gesture. "Catharine did that so thats really generous from her," he said. "That opens up other spots for younger athletes like me so obviously thats super cool from her." The last time many Canadians saw Pendrel was at the 2012 London Olympics where she went in as a favourite but faded to ninth, tearfully apologizing to fans back home. The two-time world champion said the disappointment of that performance stung for some time. "But what it comes down to: I didnt have a good day. Theres so much more to look forward to and opportunities to do well for Canada," she added -- particularly, next summers Pan American Games in Toronto and the 2016 Rio Olympics. "I got so much positive feedback that I realized, even a bad day for me can still be inspiring, and Ill just keep inspiring people to ride their bike and to reach for big goals, and not be afraid to risk failing to be incredible." On Tuesday, Pendrel, wearing earrings made from links of a bike chain -- a gift from a young girl from New Brunswick -- led from the outset. She was already more than a minute ahead after the first lap of the 31.95-kilometre course that twisted and turned around Cathkin Braes Country Park. A coach handed her a Canadian flag near the finish line, and she waved it as she crossed for gold, keeping intact a gold-medal streak for Canadian women. Canadas Chrissy Redden won the title in 2002 in Manchester, England, where the sport made its Commonwealth debut, and Marie-Helene Premont took the title in 2006 in Melbourne, Australia. There was no mountain bike four years ago at the Games in New Delhi, India. "I was trying to ignore the fact that Canada has never not gotten gold in mountain bike at the Commonwealth Games," Pendrel said, laughing. "I really didnt want that pressure before coming into this, but I knew with how quick Emily was going as well, that we had a strong chance." The 26-year-old Batty battled Henderson for the entire race until the Canadian pulled away on the final lap. "I was feeling strong, I knew Catharine was up the road and I knew it as going to be hard to catch her," Batty said. "I came here for gold, but silver is the next best thing." Batty, who narrowly lost to Pendrel at the recent Canadian championships, said shes benefited from the tradition of strong female mountain bikers in Canada. "It really helps. Weve always been a top-ranked country for the womens cross-country mountain biking and it puts the bar really high for our development program and it is really inspiring," she said. "Not long ago I was looking up to the top Canadian women and now being one is really inspiring. "I just gave myself goosebumps saying that," she added, laughing. "We really feed off each other, and push each other." Hundreds of fans turned out to watch the mountain bike racing, despite dark clouds, periodic rain and blustery winds. The riders had to negotiate a tricky course that featured the Brig ODoom, Broken Biscuits, and Clyde Climb -- all named by local schoolchildren. Anton Cooper of New Zealand won the mens 37.15-kilometre race, followed by teammate Samuel Gaze. Daniel McConnell of Australia won the bronze. Roberto Luongo Canada Jersey . Jimmy Howard made 44 saves and Henrik Zetterberg scored two goals, leading the Detroit Red Wings to a 5-1 victory over the Dallas Stars on Saturday night. Jay Bouwmeester Canada Jersey . - Chelseas 1-0 win at the Etihad, spoiling Manchester Citys perfect home record continues to be the talking point of the week. http://www.hockeyteamcanadajerseystore.com/jeff-carter-Canada-jersey/ . The club says Fridays surgery was successful. Holiday, a former Eastern Conference All-Star acquired from Philadelphia last summer, has not played because of the shin injury since Jan.When it comes to keeping their own players and attracting new ones, the Montreal Canadiens have history on their side. They have a rafter full of retired jerseys and Stanley Cup banners testify to the teams pedigree. But the Canadiens, like some other NHL teams north of the border, face a troublesome obstacle when it comes to negotiating with players: Revenue Canada. Many players on NHL teams in Quebec and Ontario pay the highest combined federal and provincial/state income tax rate in the NHL, a TSN study has found. Canadiens defencemen Andrei Markov and P.K. Subban will each make $7 million on paper this year. But after handing over 49.7 per cent of their check to the taxman, theyll each bring home just $3.5 million. Welcome to the modern NHL, where, as salaries skyrocket, the amount the players owe to the government is rising in kind. As those tax bills spike, players are surrounding themselves with teams of agents and accountants and are becoming savvier than ever when it comes to tax issues. Many players today are versed with the states that charge a so-called jock tax - a tax imposed on opposing athletes when they visit to play a game. The tax began in 1991 when California levied a tax on the earnings of Chicago Bulls players who traveled to Los Angeles to play against the Lakers in the NBA Finals. Illinois retaliated, introducing its own tax on out-of-state players, a tax that became known as Michael Jordans Revenge. By 2014, the only U.S. states with major pro teams without a jock tax were Florida, Texas and Washington state. Washington, D.C., also doesnt have a jock tax. Several NHL agents say that free agent players these days are also briefed in detail about jurisdictions with the lowest tax rates; how signing bonuses can help U.S. players reduce tax exposure when playing for a Canadian team and how players on U.S.-based teams can use their agent fee - typically four per cent - as a tax write-off, unlike those who are residents of Canada. European players who play for Canadas seven NHL teams are typically advised that they can take advantage of so-called Retirement Compensation Agreements, or RCAs. Those players can contribute a portion of their salaries to the RCAs and when they retire, play a flat 20 per cent tax rate to Revenue Canada on the collective amount saved. Allan Walsh, a prominent NHL agent whose clients include Montreals newsest addition Jiri Sekac, says the RCAs can save European players in Canada as much as 15 per cent in tax every season. Players are on top of tax issues like never before, he explained. There is still a certain amount of riff-raff around some players - entourages and hangers on - but much less than you used to see. The quality of representation has gone up. Nashvilles Shea Weber, the best-paid player in the NHL this season with $14 million in compensation, paid an estimated $5.5 million in tax. He plays his home games in Tennessee, one of three U.S. states - along with Texas and Florida - that dont have income tax. Weber simply pays 39.6 per cent of U.S. federal tax on his income, according to the TSN study which examined the compensation of the NHLs Top 50 paid players and was compiled by Robert Raiola, a senior manager with New York accounting firm OConnor Davies whose clients include NHL players (Daren Raoux, a cross-border tax expert based in Calgary, also worked on the survey). Montreal Canadiens players are especially hard hit by the taxman. Subban and Markov, along with goalie Carey Price, hand over a bigger percentage of their compensation than any other players in the league. Toronto Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf and Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson are the only other players in study who pay more than 49 per cent tax, although Karlssons tax burden would be lower if he uses an RCA. For Montreal, its a familiar story. In 2006, former Canadiens defenceman-turned-player agent Gilles Lupien told The National Post that Montreal was a great place to play hockey, but that its high taxes worry some players. His client Martin Lapointe for instance, had $25 million offers from Montreal and Boston in 2001 when he became a free agent. Lapointe (now the Director of Player Development for the Canadiens) opted for Boston, avoiding high taxes and the intense Montreal media. The TSN survey also revealed some savvy ways Canadian teams can jig contract structures to attract top talent. Consider Torontos Phil Kessel. Kessel makes $10 million this season. But $4.5 million of that is in the form of a signing bonus. While much of Kessels $5.5 million salary this season is taxed at the top Canadian rate of 49.6 per cent, his signing bonus is taxed at 15 per cent by Revenue Canada because hes a non-resident for tax purposes (The 15 per cent is the rate Canada and the U.S. agreed to on their cross-border tax treaty). Kessel also pays federal tax in the U.S. on his income, but since he lives in Florida during the off-season, doesnt have to worry about state tax. If Kessel got his entire $10 million straight up, hed be destroyed - hed lose half his salary, Raiola explained. When you have U.S. players, the smart agents try to load up at least one third of their salaries as a signing bonus. Thats about the limit of what they can do because Revenue Canada doesnt like them doing more than that. When Bobby Ryan, a U.S. citizen, signed a recent contract extension with Ottawa, for instance, his agent Don Meehan told TSN he ensured that $2 million of his compensation each year was payable in the form of a signing bonus. Players are really different one from another, Meehan said. Some of them have a sharper pencil, if you will, and zero in on those considerations (taxes). When Zach Parise decided to go to Minnesota, we spent three full days in our office going through all these issues. Some players may be media shy, not interested in playing in an intense market. As far as tax goes, all the players are aware of the issues. Some dismiss it and say they make so much money they push it to the side. The TSN survey showed that while New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundvquist is the third-highest paid NHL player with $11 million, he also is levied a special city tax on top of New York state tax because he lives in Manhattan. Lundvquist loses 48 per cent of his pay to tax and will take home $5.8 million this season. Not every U.S. team play home games in cities that are a tax friendly as Dallas, Nashville, Tampa Bay and Miami. NHL players who play for teams in California pay tax of as much as 52.9 per cent. NHL Salaries Before Taxes Player Team Annual Salary Total Taxes 1. Shea Weber Nashville Predators $14,000,000 $5,886,072 2. Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh Penguins $12,000,000 $5,297,482 3. Zach Parise Minnesota Wild $11,000,000 $5,084,837 3. Ryan Suter Minnesota Wild $11,000,000 $5,084,837 3. Henrik Lundqvist New York Rangers $11,000,000 $5,278,650 6. Phil Kessel Toronto Maple Leafs $10,000,000 $4,198,158 6. Pavel Datsyuk Detroit Red Wings $10,000,000 $4,284,551 6. Alexander Ovechkin Washington Capitals $10,000,000 $4,382,281 6. Claude Giroux Philadelphia Flyers $10,000,000 $4,462,046 10. Evgeni Malkin Pittsburgh Penguins $9,500,000 $4,138,425 11. Eric Staal Carolina Hurricanes $9,250,000 $4,045,062 12. Corey Perry Anaheim Ducks $9,000,000 $4,336,692 13. Patrice Bergeron Boston Bruins $8,750,000 $3,791,605 13. Braden Holtby Canada Jersey. Ryan Getzlaf Anaheim Ducks $8,750,000 $4,195,181 15. Steven Stamkos Tampa Bay Lightning $8,000,000 $3,348,528 15. Dion Phaneuf Toronto Maple Leafs $8,000,000 $3,397,724 17. Marian Hossa Chicago Blackhawks $7,900,000 $3,407,769 17. Rick Nash New York Rangers $7,900,000 $3,589,467 19. Duncan Keith Chicago Blackhawks $7,600,000 $3,267,085 20. Henrik Zetterberg Detroit Red Wings $7,500,000 $3,198,181 20. Tuukka Rask Boston Bruins $7,500,000 $3,252,599 20. Anze Kopitar Los Angeles Kings $7,500,000 $3,583,972 23. Tyler Ennis Buffalo Sabres $7,300,000 $3,323,892 24. Kristopher Letang Pittsburgh Penguins $7,250,000 $3,169,427 24. Dustin Brown Los Angeles Kings $7,250,000 $3,461,725 26. Brian Campbell Florida Panthers $7,142,857 $2,973,054 27. Pekka Rinne Nashville Predators $7,000,000 $2,912,367 27. Zdeno Chara Boston Bruins $7,000,000 $3,020,929 27. Alexander Semin Washington Capitals $7,000,000 $3,046,080 27. Daniel Sedin Vancouver Canucks $7,000,000 $3,183,972 27. Henrik Sedin Vancouver Canucks $7,000,000 $3,183,972 27. Derick Brassard New York Rangers $7,000,000 $3,185,222 27. Daniel Girardi New York Rangers $7,000,000 $3,335,998 27. Patrick Marleau San Jose Sharks $7,000,000 $3,339,482 27. Jonathan Quick Los Angeles Kings $7,000,000 $3,339,482 27. Drew Doughty Los Angeles Kings $7,000,000 $3,350,829 27. Mike Richards Los Angeles Kings $7,000,000 $3,358,751 27. Andrei Markov Montreal Canadiens $7,000,000 $3,479,650 27. P.K. Subban Montreal Canadiens $7,000,000 $3,479,650 40. Jeff Carter Los Angeles Kings $6,750,000 $3,217,239 40. Joe Thornton San Jose Sharks $6,750,000 $3,217,239 40. Carey Price Montreal Canadiens $6,750,000 $3,354,737 43. Roberto Luongo Florida Panthers $6,714,000 $2,790,870 44. Cam Ward Carolina Hurricanes $6,700,000 $2,912,882 45. Patrick Sharp Chicago Blackhawks $6,500,000 $2,792,945 45. Corey Crawford Chicago Blackhawks $6,500,000 $2,804,484 45. Patrick Kane Chicago Blackhawks $6,500,000 $2,804,484 45. Jonathan Toews Chicago Blackhawks $6,500,000 $2,804,484 45. Brooks Orpik Washington Capitals $6,500,000 $2,819,453 45. Nicklas Backstrom Washington Capitals $6,500,000 $2,830,846 45. Paul Stastny St. Louis Blues $6,500,000 $2,867,721 45. Erik Karlsson Ottawa Senators $6,500,000 $3,194,780 NHL Salaries After Taxes Player Team Net Wages % Lost to Taxes 1. Shea Weber Nashville Predators $8,113,928 42.04% 2. Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh Penguins $6,702,518 44.15% 3. Zach Parise Minnesota Wild $5,915,163 46.23% 3. Ryan Suter Minnesota Wild $5,915,163 46.23% 5. Phil Kessel Toronto Maple Leafs $5,801,842 41.98% 6. Henrik Lundqvist New York Rangers $5,721,350 47.99% 7. Pavel Datsyuk Detroit Red Wings $5,715,449 42.85% 8. Alexander Ovechkin Washington Capitals $5,617,719 43.82% 9. Claude Giroux Philadelphia Flyers $5,537,954 44.62% 10. Evgeni Malkin Pittsburgh Penguins $5,316,575 44.04% 11. Eric Staal Carolina Hurrincanes $5,204,938 42.73% 12. Patrice Bergeron Boston Bruins $4,958,395 43.33% 13. Corey Perry Anaheim Ducks $4,663,308 48.19% 14. Steven Stamkos Tampa Bay Lightning $4,651,472 41.86% 15. Ryan Getzlaf Anaheim Ducks $4,554,819 47.94% 16. Marian Hossa Chicago Blackhawks $4,492,231 43.14% 17. Duncan Keith Chicago Blackhawks $4,323,915 43.11% 18. Rick Nash New York Rangers $4,310,533 45.44% 19. Henrik Zetterberg Detroit Red Wings $4,301,819 42.64% 20. Tuukka Rask Boston Bruins $4,247,401 43.37% 21. Brian Campbell Florida Panthers $4,169,803 41.62% 22. Pekka Rinne Nashville Predators $4,087,633 41.61% 23. Kristopher Letang Pittsburgh Penguins $4,080,573 43.72% 24. Dion Phaneuf Toronto Maple Leafs $4,062,276 49.22% 25. Zdeno Chara Boston Bruins $3,979,071 43.16% 26. Tyler Ennis Buffalo Sabres $3,996,108 45.53% 27. Alexander Semin Washington Capitals $3,953,920 43.52% 28. Roberto Luongo Florida Panthers $3,923,130 41.57% 29. Anze Kopitar Los Angeles Kings $3,916,033 47.79% 30. Daniel Sedin Vancouver Canucks $3,816,028 45.49% 30. Henrik Sedin Vancouver Canucks $3,816,028 45.49% 32. Derick Brassard New York Rangers $3,814,778 45.50% 33. Dustin Brown Los Angeles Kings $3,788,275 47.75% 34. Cam Ward Carolina Hurricanes $3,787,118 43.48% 35. Patrick Sharp Chicago Blackhawks $3,707,055 42.97% 36. Corey Crawford Chicago Blackhawks $3,695,516 43.15% 36. Patrick Kane Chicago Blackhawks $3,695,516 43.15% 36. Jonathan Toews Chicago Blackhawks $3,695,516 43.15% 39. Brooks Orpik Washington Capitals $3,680,547 43.38% 40. Nicklas Backstrom Washington Capitals $3,669,154 43.55% 41. Daniel Girardi New York Rangers $3,664,002 47.66% 42. Patrick Marleau San Jose Sharks $3,660,518 47.71% 42. Jonathan Quick Los Angeles Kings $3,660,518 47.71% 44. Drew Doughty Los Angeles Kings $3,649,171 47.87% 45. Mike Richards Los Angeles Kings $3,641,249 47.98% 46. Paul Stastny St. Louis Blues $3,632,279 44.12% 47. Jeff Carter Los Angeles Kings $3,532,671 47.66% 47. Joe Thornton San Jose Sharks $3,532,671 47.66% 49. Andrei Markov Montreal Canadiens $3,520,350 49.71% 49. P.K. Subban Montreal Canadiens $3,520,350 49.71% 51. Carey Price Montreal Canadiens $3,395,263 49.70% 52. Erik Karlsson Ottawa Senators $3,305,220 49.15% Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '