Who suffers?

Who does the lockout actually effect? Has anyone sat down and thought of how this work stoppage really hurts a lot of people? I know some members to the site have mentioned in brief their compasion but let’s sit down and list those involved.

The Boston Globe had a very interesting montage of pictures involving people called “Portrait of a lockout”.

Who do you think are the people that are in this pictorial? Is it the fan? Is it the player? How about the owners?

How about none of the above? Our smarter members probably saw right through that…so here is a list of people that truly suffer during this lockout..some may be people never thought of.

1. Your NHL ref. Out of work.

2. Your building ushers. Out of work. Or in some cases half time work (if you house an NBA team).

3. Your gang crew. Guys in charge of ice maintenance, setting up, moving floor boards and so on. Out of work.

4. Parking lot manager. Loss of profit. Hopefully there are some concerts and NBA games.

5. Restaurant owners and workers in and around arenas. Business down 30 to 40 percent.

6. Panhandlers. You know, homeless people. Yea, they can lose up to 40 dollars a game day. You can say what you want here but the bottom line is that these people are directly effected.

7. Trainers, conditioners, coaches and pro shop attendants.

Does anyone have any other ideas? Just thought I would shed some light. The montage made me open an eye that was shut. Plus, I think we are in serious need for something different to talk about. Just remember some people are missing hockey a lot more than any of us.

Lets hope for a speedy return.

18 Responses to Who suffers?

  1. rojoke says:

    Concessions and merchandisers take a hit. Suppliers to teams take a hit. Charities take a hit, as they often have in-game promotions as well as players active in their communities. All those guys playing in Europe can’t do any type of charity work.

  2. hockeyhead says:

    that is a good point. i think the wives might pick it up. with the holidays coming up…it really sheds some light. it is about giving right? i feel bad for these people and their families….what kind of christmas are they going to have?

    plus, what bugs me about europe is that a lot of these guys represent the union…how do you make labor talks playing in europe. ??????

  3. DandoEagle says:

    definity the players. they deserved much money and so shouldnt not be lockedout. it really sucks for geurin and alfredson that dont not get paid enuf alredy that the greed owners get to steel there money. players are right yup yup yup.

  4. NjDEVSFN says:

    fans dont get hurt? why dont you tell that to those who pay exorbitant prices but the team cant break even and, unless theres a NEW CBA, will have to move to a stronger market or fold…then its a waste of money, which hurts

    of course, the players could realize most of us dont make even $200K a year…yet we survive, support our own families, AND attend hockey games

  5. 19Yzerman says:

    It might warn your heart to know that This thursday

    some current NHLers and former U of M wolverines will join some Red Wings in a charity game for the U of M Motts children’s Hospital here in Ann Arbor. The game will be held at the yost ice arena. It will be a lop sided match up as they will take the ice against the 17 and under USA Hockey developmental team. These are high school kids playing against some of the greatest skill the world has to offer.

    By now I have clearly defended the players and held the owners accountable for what I consider to be an indecipherable embarrassment of NHL team management incompetence that has caused the need of this lockout.

    However will say that this area is the worst of all when discussing this lockout. Regular every day people whose lives and families suffer in what is the worst of economic times as I can recall. People who had what was a daily routine now scrambling to produce income doing what ever they can instead of what they were used to doing.

    Damn!!! HockeyHead. you asked what kind of christmas are they going to have and it makes one think of how thankful one should be for what we do have or what kind of christmas to expect. When thinking of how bad things are just think of how worse they could be.

  6. hockeyhead says:

    fans make a choice to pay crazy prices…a choice.

    yea we hurt that we can’t watch a game but do we really hurt. i am not hurting in my pockets right now like some people are because of this lockout.

    this holiday is going to be a bumma for a lot of families…not because they can’t go to an nhl hockey game but because their mom or dad don’t have a freakin job.

    oh, but i suppose they can collect unemployment while these greedy bastards play a high stakes game of chicken…………and oh again, those panhandlers that get extra hand outs on game nights can go get a job. what was i thinking.

    devs, i am not jumping down your throat…just venting because this whole thing is absurd.

  7. hockeyhead says:

    amen….i hate to be a drag but the holidays are about thanks and giving, right? it really ticks me off more when us joe regulars just try to get by and some of us can’t because of *certain* cir*****stances.

    for all the players do for the community, and they do, they really need to start thinking about that and who really is hurting here. it can’t be about them, the owners their families……the game…..at some point in time….they need to think about the people that NEED hockey for what ever reason that is.

    anyone else need a soapbox???????

  8. 19Yzerman says:

    I see some medication in store for me at that charity game. I will be getting some temporary relief of my (HDS) Hockey Deprevation Sydrome.






    Are names I have been hearing will be playing. I will be rooting for those USA 17 and under NDT players as they attempt to score against NHL players.

    $10.00 to get in and all proceeds go to Motts Children Hospital. TO COOL

  9. hockeyhead says:

    they had a leary game here not to long ago. i didnt go but i watched in on tv. the typical celebs and hockey legends were there. all good.

  10. 19Yzerman says:

    You may catch highlights on NESN from that game since your B’s star #14 Sergi Samsonov will be playing in this game also. He was a Detroit viper and has ties in our area. It may also be that Mike Knuble was a wolverine and he simply asked Sergi to join him.

  11. nelsog says:

    Maybe if Devils fans supported their team before the playoffs the team would break even.

  12. hockeyhead says:

    yea, sammy lives there i think. i know he heads there in the off season. knuble is in europe. is he coming back for this event ?

  13. hockeyhead says:

    Zing! the truth does hurt.

  14. 19Yzerman says:

    I didn’t know Knuble was in europe. I would say he wouldn’t be in for this one but, ya never know.

    That is what I love about U of M sports is that once a wolverine ALWAYS a wolverine and they treat each other like family even though they may never have played on the same teams or seasons or in the same sport for that matter.

  15. hockeyhead says:


    i can’t believe the blue lost to the ohio state university in foots. another loss to USC in the rose bowl?

    i hate how college football is set up. michigan always goes to the stupid rose bowl. yea, it’s the grand daddie and yea it brings in about 15 million but i would like to see them in the orange or somethin when they are a top ranked team. you know.,(even tho they are not top ranked this year, but in previous years….like when they shared the national title years back.)

  16. 19Yzerman says:

    Has almost no chance at a Rose Bowl appearance.

    Simply because they are to good and the alignment of the BSC would put them in the Championship game unless they lose to unranked UCLA.Could be #4 CAL or #5 Texas. I would like to Auburn win out and win a Nat Champ with no split.

    The only thing better then an outright Big Ten Title and a Rose Bowl appearance is an undefeated season with a national Championship which is a lofty expectation year in and year out.

    Having a true freshman QB and RB performing outstanding this season and to finish at either 10-2 or 9-3 is GOOD.Between the Irish and Buckeyes this years team needs to show they can win a BIG GAME on the road.


    Losing to Buckeyes

    Losing to USC last year

    and That DAMN 1997 Coaches pole. At that time there was 4 trophies to win and Michigan had 3 of them. Some coach ranked Michigan 14th in that pole which dropped them low enough to award that pole to Nebraska. They Shared to like opponents that season.

    Neb beat Colorado, 27-24

    Mich beat Colorado, 27-3

    Neb beat Baylor 49-21

    Mich beat Baylor 38-3

  17. hockeyhead says:

    won’t usc automatically go to the rose bowl like last year (which they won the nat. title).

    big ten vs pac ten winners??

    it is messed up

  18. 19Yzerman says:

    Yea that is where the TRADITION of the Big Ten vs Pac Ten in the Rose Bowl has been compremised in the name of $$$$$$$$ and media pressure to please fans. Can you say BCS? Next step is to put undue pressure on these student athletes to play in big games during simester finals.

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