The NHLPA Is Handing Out A $10,000 Stipend For Players

September 12, 2012; New York, NY, USA; NHLPA executive director Don Fehr (center) flanked by Vancouver Canucks player Manny Malhotra (left) and Winnipeg Jets player Ron Hainsey (right) during a press conference at the 2012 NHLPA summer player meetings at the Marriott Marquis. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-US PRESSWIRE

With the lockout continuing, and with little hope for games to be played this season, NHLPA executives gave the green light to hand out $10,000 stipends to the players, according to ESPN.

Because of the lockout, the players have missed a total of four paychecks so far, so these stipends that the Players’ Association gave out came at a strategic time. I know you were beginning to wonder how some of these players whom may or may not be playing overseas are possibly able to live.

The NHLPA is still pondering over what to do with Commissioner Bettman’s idea of having a players/owners-only meeting, with no NHL or NHLPA staff included. That doesn’t sound like a bad idea, considering the fact that negotiations between the league and the Players’ Association broke down (yet again) on Thursday.


Topics: 2012 NHL Lockout, News, NHL, NHL Lockout, NHLPA

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