There's been plenty of controversy around the NHL when it comes to event employees and compensation.
Of course both sides are in tough times with all events canceled, people depending on income but no events to pay employees.
This has of course trickled down to the minor and junior leagues and now a trio of former NHLers find themselves in some trouble and maybe a black eye.
As of Sunday afternoon the WHL's Kamloops Blazers have laid off their office staff and given pay cuts to their hockey staff.
Check this out from WHL reporter Greg Drinnan:
"Taking Note was told Sunday afternoon that the Kamloops Blazers laid off their office staff on Friday afternoon and that those on the hockey staff have taken pay cuts. . . . The WHL’s regular-season was suspended on March 12 and cancelled on March 18. The Blazers finished atop the B.C. Division. . . . The league continues to hope that it will be able to get in some kind of playoff season, leading into the Memorial Cup in Kelowna, May 22-31. . . . Tom Gaglardi, the majority owner of the NHL’s Dallas Stars, is the Blazers’ majority owner. Also in the ownership group are Shane Doan, Jarome Iginla, Mark Recchi and Darryl Sydor, all of them ex-Blazers and former NHL players. . . . I don’t know if any of the WHL’s other 21 teams have followed suit, but it’s expected that other teams will be experiencing layoffs, perhaps as soon as this week. . . ."
This does not make the trio look good at the moment, however it's tough for these teams at the moment.
Blazers lay off office staff, hockey side takes pay cuts . . . Canada not sending teams to Olympics, Paralympics . . . https://t.co/uO3qcHCdql pic.twitter.com/tf24q065qv
— Gregg Drinnan (@gdrinnan) March 23, 2020