Over the course of the lockout, weíve taken the time to highlight some of the collateral damage that this work stoppage is causing.

NHL referees and linesmen can make very desirable salaries, but still significantly less than most players and the owners. A veteran NHL ref can make up to $340,000 annually while a linesmen will get somewhere in the range of two-thirds of that, according to the Calgary Herald.

Under normal circumstances that wouldnít be noteworthy, but the thing is that as long as the lockout is going, they arenít getting paid either. They also donít have access to a slush fund to help out. The best they are offered are interest-free loans of up to $5,000 monthly, which will count against their wages once they finally start making money again.


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