Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 06/28/12 at 08:22 PM ET
from Michael Grange of Sportsnet,
Hey, Sid, how ya doing? It’s Don, Don Fehr. Yeah, yeah, the executive director of the NHLPA, that Don….
Are you out of your mind? Do you pay your agent for this stuff? I mean, I’ve heard the expression puckhead before, but never realized it was a literal thing.
You signed for $8.7 million Sid. That’s the same as your last contract, the one you signed four years ago. What is the matter with you? Didn’t anyone mention to you that league revenues have grown by $1.1 billion since then?
In case you missed the memo, I’m heading to the belly of the beast on Friday, aka: Gary Bettman’s office, to fight about exactly how much of the league’s $3.3 billion in revenue should belong to the guys who wear skates and risk getting their heads torn off every night.
I’m not sure if you are up to speed on this or not, but just in case: the owners—that would be your former landlord Mario and the rest of them—they want to give you guys less money.
We’re not exactly sure how much less at this point, but let’s assume it’s about 15 per cent less than you guys are getting now.
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