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Florida mascot becomes the face, or gigantic head, of the NHL lockout

Sep 18, 2012, 4:40 PM EDT

Sad news out of Sunrise today as Stanley C. Panther — the official mascot of the Florida Panthers — has been laid off as a result of the NHL lockout.

Florida announced a batch of layoffs on Tuesday, but didn’t specify how many employees were let go, or from what departments.

Only George Richards of the Miami Herald was able to get to the bottom of things:

Meanwhile, Panthers President and COO Michael Yormark issued a statement on behalf of the club.

“We thank all of those former staff members for their efforts, while SSE’s human resources department has volunteered to work with these former staff members to assist them in finding new employment.

“Out of respect for both the former and current staff members, we will have no further comment at this time.”

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  1. nyrangersfan - Sep 18, 2012 at 6:53 PM

    What a total piece of sh*t! You and all of the other owners can easily help these people KEEP their jobs, as opposed to making other people VOLUNTEER to help them find new employment. They would rather destroy families and their lives than actually get together in a room with the NHLPA and come to an agreement. How do they know that the people they’re laying off aren’t trying to put their child through their first year of college and needed this job? That’s just an example but I’m sure people are going to hurt from this in ways the owners will never, ever be able to imagine.

  2. sheapuck - Sep 18, 2012 at 10:39 PM

    I wonder if they gave those that were laid off some frozen yogurt. I hear it is so good!

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