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Bettman, Fehr won’t get paid during a lockout, either

Sep 6, 2012, 7:54 PM EDT

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Chris Johnston of The Canadian Press reports that top NHL and NHLPA execs Gary Bettman, Bill Daly and Donald Fehr won’t collect checks during a lockout.

Johnston points out that it’s a change of pace from the NHL side, as Bettman and Daly were paid during the 2004-05 work stoppage.

Daly didn’t confirm that report, but he provided some wiggle room:

” … The assumption that high-ranking league executives will continue to receive a salary during a lockout is not necessarily accurate,” Daly said.

For Fehr, it’s a common strategy.

Johnston reports that Fehr hasn’t been paid since July 1 and didn’t collect money when the MLB went on strike.

“It’s both a measure of solidarity and uniformity of interest,” Fehr said. “You want the players to understand you’re in the same boat they are — you don’t have interests different than they do. We think it’s important.”

Going a step further,’s Tim Panaccio wonders about team-by-team executives.

  1. id4joey - Sep 6, 2012 at 8:19 PM

    Is this news that we care about?

    • tealwithit - Sep 7, 2012 at 4:48 AM

      We sure cared when it was “In case of lockout, Bettman gets paid but Fehr does not.”

  2. capsrockva - Sep 6, 2012 at 8:30 PM

    As long as Bettman doesn’t get paid I’m all for it. That guy is scum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Why the owners keep reelecting him to be the commish hockey will suffer

  3. cspsrbums - Sep 6, 2012 at 10:32 PM

    Caps Rick your dead on NHL needs a new leader 3 lockout under him what a joke they need to dump him

  4. windmiller4 - Sep 6, 2012 at 11:15 PM

    Id be willing to bet that Bettman finds a way to get paid when he locks out the league again

  5. Doesnotmatter - Sep 7, 2012 at 3:49 AM

    lol, like there’s any danger of Bettman and Daly going broke if there is a strike/lock out. I highly doubt that.

  6. avscanes - Sep 7, 2012 at 6:33 AM

    i dont understand why the owners keep Bettman. this will be his third lockout. the fans, who pay the bills, want bettman fired.

  7. cweez2 - Sep 7, 2012 at 10:48 AM

    Ok, Don and Gary – why don’t you donate that to the arena workers out of jobs?

  8. katra2logic - Sep 7, 2012 at 5:23 PM

    You can bet the Gary and his cohorts will get a nice ‘bonus’ at the end of the lockout that will more than make up for any ‘lost’ wages.

  9. mpg44 - Sep 7, 2012 at 8:37 PM

    Oh no !!! How ever will you get by on just your millions from last year !!! Get real you a-holes!!!

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