Short Q: Who pays for flights to in-person hearings?

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  1. Vikke

    Vikke ViktorAllvin twitter

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    It's such a short question it even fits in the title.
    The team, league or player? Or the PA perhaps? Anyone know?
     
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    Team pays for player, GM. Agent pays his own way. PA pays for their personnel. (NHL personnel are nominally local.)
     
  3. Vikke

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    Thank you!
     
  4. VanIslander

    VanIslander Don't waste my time

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    THey are all millionaires, so it's like asking who's paying for coffee at the office meeting?
     
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    Well the average NHL salary is $2.4 million. Assuming say a $1500 flight. That'd be the equivalent of someone making $50k spending 4 bucks. So more like a Starbucks than paying for coffee for the whole meeting.
     
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    The NHL should buy the ticket, then as additional punishment for a guy who gets a 5 game suspension, book the worst flight (multiple connections, long layovers, and a bad seat) home. That would be like adding an extra game.
     
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    Obviously, still, the question came up and noone knew the answer. The more you know etc.
     
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    One Greyhound ticket from Vancouver to Toronto please
     
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    Given enough time the NHL and NHLPA will find a way to license the process to an "Official NHL Suspension Hearing Carrier", etc.
     
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    Reading through the CBA terminology I'd guess the player. They keep stating the player's 'right to appear' to an in-person hearing.
     
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    Factor in a lesser wage for a player like John Scott, the cut his agent takes, how much he losses in his taxes, how much he pays in escrow and you're looking at LEAST 50 dollars relatively! :D
     
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    Yeah, I already said thanks to Lady :)
     

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