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Plant that supplies pucks to NHL lays off workers
Posted 17 January 2005 - 04:35 PM
Ordinary people lose their jobs while the players refuse a salary cap which would still let them be millionaires many times over. Plus think about the people who work in the arenas that are not working as much as in the past. Not to mention businesses outside the arenas that lose revenue because of fewer events.
The players and the owners need to get their act together and solve this mess. The NHL as currently structured will go bankrupt so something needs to be done. Even Wayne Gretzky (who's been on both sides) says that his team is losing LESS money during the lockout than they would if they were playing. I believe the players should be happy that they get paid millions to play a game and they should accept the cap and get back on the ice.
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Posted 17 January 2005 - 04:47 PM
Posted 18 January 2005 - 12:54 AM
Figure that they aren't close to an agreement now and this season is toast... then figure every player lost an entire off-season and regular season of play/practice... then the pressure to negotiate goes away until sometime in the summer... could be the end of the NHL.
One thing that crossed my mind... How about if you were a coach that got fired last season? Man, think that you got fired before the lockout... was that a good thing or a bad thing?
Posted 18 January 2005 - 02:45 AM
Next season the WHA, which as been around in the past, is supposed to attempt to start a season with about 6 teams. If the lockout really is deadlocked into next season, this could be an interesting development to keep an eye on.
Posted 18 January 2005 - 05:32 AM
Its a whole lot like when arena workers, or umpires, or broadcast camara operators strike. And the so-called sports unions cross that picket line and work anyway.
Because the so-called sports unions hide behind the labor laws when they are to their advantage, but refuse to bargain about labor costs (the basic reason for a union) or honor the parts of unionism that don't help them.
Go owners!!! Break this union. As long as it takes.
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Posted 29 January 2005 - 03:34 PM
When the NHL lockout is overwith and the season is back....I will reexamine my usual spending on the NHL Centre Ice package. I am seriously considering not getting it anymore.