The New Yorker takes on the NHL lockout/cancellation in a “Talk of the Town” piece.
Interestingly, the article calls the NHLers “knowledge workers,” meaning workers with a relatively rare skill set. What does it mean for owners, in and out of hockey? Basically, that it’s an employees’ market.
It sucks to be an owner.
But at least the article wasn’t accompanied by a cartoon dog talking to a cartoon cat about hockey. The owners have to at least see that bright side.
Meanwhile, here in New York, Rangers owner James Dolan is locked in a death fight with his dad. If James loses, the Rangers could wind up sold. I only mention that, because when people talk about Bain Capital Partners buying the NHL, they often mention the Rangers as a team that would never sell.
That doesn’t seem to be the case right now.