Nothing is more exciting for a prospect or marginal NHL player than being called up from the minors. No more stank busses, no more depressing, tiny old rinks — now you’re in the show.
Conversely, being sent down would be super depressing. Whichever way a player goes, his life is going to be turned upside down for a period of time. That’s why teams are required under the collective bargaining agreement to, you know, pitch in a little. Here’s what happens:
*Last lockout was a ‘key event’ leading to Dallas Stars’ bankruptcy
*Name change likely coming for Phoenix Coyotes if purchase goes through
*What NHL players lost when the league cancelled the All-Star Game
*How does your travel meal allowance stack up against an NFL players’
*What will the post-lockout playoffs look like?