NHL personnel face paycuts

NHL personnel face paycuts
September 19, 2012, 7:40 pm
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NHL players will not begin feeling the financial impact of the leagues lockoutuntil the second week of October. Thats when their first bi-weekly checks ofthe regular season normally start rolling in.The same cannot be said of other team personnel, who were informed on Wednesdaythat beginning Oct. 1 they will be placed on a four-day work week and will receive80 percent of their normal pay.According to a report by the Canadian Press, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman delivered the news Wednesday during a staff meetingfrom the league offices in New York.NHL employees were also told that further cuts and layoffs are a possibility ifthe lockout extends well into the season.Some teams, including the Ottawa Senators and Florida Panthers, already haveannounced job cuts.The lockout entered its fourth day on Wednesday and although there have beeninformal discussions between NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly and NHLPA deputyexecutive director Steve Fehr, no formal talks between the league and itsplayers have taken place since Sept. 12 and none is scheduled.The Capitals have announced the cancellation of Thursdays rookie gameagainst the Flyers but have not yet cancelled any of their seven preseasongames, which are scheduled to begin on Tuesday, Sept. 25 against the Bruins atthe Verizon Center.
The Capitals have announced that tickets for the 2012 Washington AHL Showcase are now available for purchase at 202-397-SEAT, on WashingtonCaps.com and at all local Ticketmaster outlets, including Verizon Center box office.The AHL Showcase will feature the Capitals American Hockey League affiliate, the Hershey Bears as they face off against the Norfolk Admirals on Dec. 6, 2012, at 7 p.m. at Verizon Center.
The game marks the first Hershey Bears appearance in Washington since 1979.