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Escrow on players’ checks to jump from 10 to 20 percent on Friday

Mar 11, 2013, 8:05 PM EDT

With NHL revenue estimates down from $2.4 to $2.1 billion for the 2013 season, various outlets report that players will see escrow climb from 10 to 20 percent of their paychecks starting on Friday.

That’s a tough break, but The Globe & Mail’s James Mirtle reminds us that the “make whole” provision and playoffs could help to soothe the players’ concerns.

(The CBC’s Elliotte Friedman echoes that thought, noting that the NHLPA tends to be conservative when it comes to escrow, so the playoffs could indeed make a difference.)

Beyond the players’ specific concerns, it’s a good reminder of one of the issues that the NHLPA and league fought (sometimes bitterly) about during the lockout.

  1. esracerx46 - Mar 11, 2013 at 8:56 PM

    Who cares…….we have hockey!

  2. polegojim - Mar 11, 2013 at 10:20 PM

    Ouch James… I had hoped NEVER to see that face again!!!

    Now I’m going to have hockey nightmares!

    • jmirtle - Mar 12, 2013 at 4:33 PM

      Uh… what?

      • polegojim - Mar 12, 2013 at 5:52 PM

        Don Fehr… I believe he hurt the CBA process and cost us MONTHS of hockey… but was also somewhat joking… but not totally.

  3. blomfeld - Mar 11, 2013 at 11:55 PM

    das ist gut …

    • polegojim - Mar 12, 2013 at 5:52 PM

      das ist… das!

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