Faces of the NHL lockout

  • Article by: MICHAEL RUSSO , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 9, 2012 - 7:28 AM

Millionaire NHL owners and players can bide time as the lockout drags on. That's a luxury others who make a living off the game can't afford.

The NHL lockout enters its 13th week Sunday. Negotiations between the NHL and NHL Players' Association have led everyone caught in the crossfire down a bumpy, emotional roller coaster since Sept. 15.

As owners and players fight over millions, the lockout is wounding those who might be forgotten in the rhetoric.

There are $9-an-hour concession workers at Xcel Energy Center not being paid; vendors selling less food and alcohol at restaurants; bus companies and hotels seeing less business; police officers not getting overtime for directing traffic at the arena.

NHL on- and off-ice officials aren't being paid, local businesses are hurting and disenchanted fans might not return.

"To snap their fingers and say, 'Doors are open, [please] come back' ... I don't think it'll happen," said Wild fan Bryan Reynolds.

Meg Hyland, a 39-year-old mother of three and employee at St. Paul's Eagle Street Grille, has seen her hours slashed.

"The prospect is scary as to what is going to happen if the season is canceled," she said.

Read about those affected by the lockout by clicking on the stories at the right.

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