What about the referee's and linesmen during a strike?

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What about the referee's and linesmen during a strike?

Postby Jovorock » Sun Sep 05, 2004 8:56 am

Do they still get paid?

During the ref strike the NHL hired replacement officials and went on with the games.
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Postby mattola » Sun Sep 05, 2004 9:30 am

I dont believe they get paid. there was a article posted on it by puckhead.
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Postby Jackskelington » Sun Sep 05, 2004 12:39 pm

i don't know if they get paid or not, but jeez...hopefully, they saved enough money from last year's wages to get through. after all, ref's salaries start at $110,000 and 15 year vets get $235,000. as well, i think a lot of them have other jobs and businesses on the side. if they're broke, i guess they can apply for UI...

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Postby Jovorock » Mon Sep 06, 2004 7:12 am

Welcome back Jack, hope you had a great summer.

I don't know either if they get paid by the NHL, but I would guess no?
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Postby tantalum » Mon Sep 06, 2004 7:20 am

No they do not get paid. Kerry Fraser was talking about that in some article a bit ago.
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Postby Fred » Mon Sep 06, 2004 9:02 am

Lets be honest there's more than just Ref's and linesmen that will suffer. Many in the NHL and the team offices have been told aLREADY that they're toast come the revolution. I don'y feel to bad about the players or in fact the ref's more the parking lot attendant. They have mortgages they're cling ing on to and family responsabilities
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Postby Jovorock » Mon Sep 06, 2004 9:30 am

Fred wrote:Lets be honest there's more than just Ref's and linesmen that will suffer. Many in the NHL and the team offices have been told aLREADY that they're toast come the revolution. I don'y feel to bad about the players or in fact the ref's more the parking lot attendant. They have mortgages they're cling ing on to and family responsabilities

Very true Fred, for a month and a half the two big concrete companies in Kelowna were on strike. It cost alot of tradesmen, builders, and regular people alot of money.

This hockey strike will cost alot of people who aren't millionairs money.
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Postby Madcombinepilot » Mon Sep 06, 2004 3:34 pm

I remember reading and article (TSN?) where ref's were (for the most part) getting ready to do something else for money this year....

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