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CamrnCrz1974



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PostPosted: 09/23/19 11:32 am    ::: Sorting out the current landscape of pro women's hockey Reply Reply with quote

Sorting out the current landscape of professional women's hockey
Emily Kaplan (ESPN)

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But when it comes to professional women's hockey, the sport is at a crossroads. Despite growth last season, the Canadian Women's Hockey League made the stunning decision to fold in May citing an "economically unsustainable business model." That left the rival National Women's Hockey League as the only remaining professional league in North America. While the NWHL also reported record attendance and viewership last season (its fourth), Coyne Schofield and many other top stars decided not to play in that league -- or any pro league -- this fall.

They joined a newly created Professional Women's Hockey Players Association to achieve their goal of a unified sustainable league. The snag? One league already exists -- the NWHL, which is set to kick off its regular season on Oct. 5. If that leaves you with more questions, don't worry. We've got answers. Here's a rundown of what the women's hockey landscape looks like at this moment.


https://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/27643375/sorting-current-landscape-professional-women-hockey


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PostPosted: 09/23/19 2:12 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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One thing Battaglino would like to clear up is claims that the NWHL doesn't offer insurance. "The players are full employees and get workers comp," Battaglino said. "Anything that has to do with hockey, they are covered medically for."


Seriously? WTF. In what other profession would it fly if my employer tried to tell me that they offered "insurance" because they are required by law to provide worker's compensation benefits. Pretty sure that's not the health insurance that the players are looking for. Sure, you get an ACL injury or a broken wrist on the ice and they'll take case of you. But if you get breast cancer? Weeeelllll....sorry 'bout your luck. Rolling Eyes

If they are saying incredibly disingenuous things like this, it is no surprise that the players want nothing to do with them.



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PostPosted: 09/24/19 6:12 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

The players are going to get paid more this season. It's a step. Their streaming deal is a step. The Boston team is independently owned. hopefully with some more changes after this season they can get the top players back and expand (Montreal, Toronto & either Chicago or Pittsburgh).



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