So now that the NHL has officially locked out its players, what’s next with the negotiations (via NHL.com)…
“We spoke [Saturday] and determined that there was no point in convening a formal bargaining session in light of the fact that neither side is in a position to move off of its last proposal,” NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said. “I’m sure we will keep in touch in the coming days and schedule meetings to the extent they might be useful or appropriate. We are sorry for where we are. Not what we hoped or expected.”
…really? What did you think was going to happen? The players were going bend over and take in the rear again?
The NHLPA has said the real lockout deadline is October 11th, opening night of the regular season, because that’s when owners and players start losing money. Try telling that to NHL staff and arena workers who are already hearing about layoffs and paycuts…
hearing layoffs are coming to #NHL offices starting Monday
— Kevin McGran (@kevin_mcgran) September 15, 2012
As for #mnwild, no layoffs imminent but a transition plan will be announced Monday; 500+ arena workers won’t be paid as games are cancelled
— Michael Russo (@Russostrib) September 16, 2012
…millionaires squabbling over a couple of percentage points destroying the lives of those just trying to provide for their families. Unreal.