Monthly Archives: August 2012

Attention, NHL Players: DO THE MATH

Let’s say you make an even $1 million in annual salary. The league wants (may want) you to take a pay cut, down to $750,000. You say no way. As a result, there is no 2012-13 season, so your salary in that year is zero. Eventually, a compromise is reached, where you only have to…

“They just want the money”

Have the players done their own math? Are they really willing to give up 50% of this year’s salary in order to save 7% of that same salary over the next several (7? 8?) years. That’s obviously a wash.

I guess I would be optimistic if I thought they had run the numbers and could see that they will make the most money by taking the deal now and not getting locked out.

Newspaper? What’s a newspaper?

This isn’t a sports story but it may as well be.

Deadline.com: LA Times’ Patrick Goldstein Writes Last Column

Longtime Los Angeles Times movie columnist Patrick Goldstein decided to take a buyout rather than work for the new leadership at the newspaper. “He felt there was no more future for him there. It was obvious since all the new people think about is driving web traffic. They’re trying to put everyone to work doing that,” my source says.

“You’ll be dead by then.”

Super Hockey Mom | Adventures at the rink

This is what Red Chief said to me the other day after his second day of Hobey Hopeful Camp:

RC: Mom, I’m never going to make it to the NHL.
Me: Why do you say that, honey?
RC: Because I can’t tie my own skates.
Me: Honey, if you make it to the NHL, I will come and tie your skates for you every day.
RC: Mom, that’s nice of you to offer but you’ll be dead by then.