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08:26 AM ET 09.08 | With a catastrophic plane crash fresh in the minds of the hockey world, it's almost too terrible to imagine whether might happen again. [But the NHL] has thought about it nonetheless. That's why the league requires teams to have a $1-million (all figures US) insurance policy on each player, one of the provisos in the NHL bylaws made public over the weekend in court filings regarding the bankruptcy of the Phoenix Coyotes. If a team is left with fewer than 14 players and one goaltender following some sort of catastrophe, the league sets in motion its Emergency Rehabilitation Plan. First, the "disabled team" would be allowed to negotiate to buy players under contract from other teams, with payment coming from the insurance money.

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September 8, 2011  08:43 AM ET

Sounds pretty grey id like to see the details. And what is the "catastrophe plan" for the ButtHead? Hes a train wreck.

September 8, 2011  08:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Sounds pretty grey id like to see the details. And what is the "catastrophe plan" for the ButtHead? Hes a train wreck.

Pretty much, Buc. When I read the title of the thread and saw his picture up there, I thought that by catastrophes, they meant him.

September 8, 2011  08:54 AM ET

Condolences, prayers & peace to all affected by yesterday's tragedy.

September 8, 2011  09:35 AM ET

I don't know the details but all pro leagues (NHL, NFL, MLB and NBA) have similar plans; i.e. the ability to restock a "lost" franchise with a minimum number of players from other teams.

Sounds gruesome to talk about it in such a nonchalant way right now. It's hard to imagine the agony that the families and friends of those killed must be going through right now. I hope all of them can find some comfort and peace in knowing that tens of thousands are praying for them. This has been a really rough summer with the tragedies that have hit hockey. We can only hope that no more tragedies are in the offing.

September 8, 2011  09:39 AM ET

Well said Slappy. Just imagine the families that are here and their loved ones that passed are thousands of miles away. Makes it even worse.

September 8, 2011  09:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Sounds pretty grey id like to see the details. And what is the "catastrophe plan" for the ButtHead? Hes a train wreck.

He has left specific instructions that if there is an ememergency, they are to get the "jaws of life" to get his head out of his tuchas

September 8, 2011  09:52 AM ET
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He has left specific instructions that if there is an ememergency, they are to get the "jaws of life" to get his head out of his tuchas

Don't know if it'll work, Spiny. He has that noggin' in there pretty deep.

September 8, 2011  10:01 AM ET

@ Stranger Post #2....Myvote for Post of the Day

September 8, 2011  10:07 AM ET

I dunno.

My 3rd party liability on my car insurance is always recommened to be $3 million I believe.

$1 million isn't going to cover much.

September 8, 2011  10:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I dunno.

My 3rd party liability on my car insurance is always recommened to be $3 million I believe.

$1 million isn't going to cover much.

I'd buy a lot of Leafs.

September 8, 2011  10:20 AM ET

$1 Million per player?!? that's a pittance! you can get Metlife for yourself for similar coverage for as little as $45 a month! WTF is a $1 Million coverage going to get you for a multi-million dollar investment.

"First, the "disabled team" would be allowed to negotiate to buy players under contract from other teams, with payment coming from the insurance money."

WTF? so that money doesn't go towards family or anything, it goes towards a downpayment (at best since we've determined $1 million is a joke) towards players from other teams to join your team?!?

So lets say a team goes down in a crash, management uses that money to wooo players away from their team to join a new team that has NO experience together and probably won't have ANY locker room chemistry for a few months, leaving that "new" team with NO chance at being successful in winning.

that all sounds like one **** **** deal!

September 8, 2011  10:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Don't know if it'll work, Spiny. He has that noggin' in there pretty deep.

yeah, but now there's more room since Colon Campbell is gone

September 8, 2011  10:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

$1 Million per player?!? that's a pittance! you can get Metlife for yourself for similar coverage for as little as $45 a month! WTF is a $1 Million coverage going to get you for a multi-million dollar investment."First, the "disabled team" would be allowed to negotiate to buy players under contract from other teams, with payment coming from the insurance money."WTF? so that money doesn't go towards family or anything, it goes towards a downpayment (at best since we've determined $1 million is a joke) towards players from other teams to join your team?!?So lets say a team goes down in a crash, management uses that money to wooo players away from their team to join a new team that has NO experience together and probably won't have ANY locker room chemistry for a few months, leaving that "new" team with NO chance at being successful in winning.

that all sounds like one **** **** deal!

They just said it was "a plan" they didn't say it was "a good plan." So it's much like everything else the Buttgoblin does.

September 8, 2011  10:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Condolences, prayers & peace to all affected by yesterday's tragedy.

Ditto. I still can't believe it. So sad.

September 8, 2011  10:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

@ Stranger Post #2....Myvote for Post of the Day

Too early for that, NYR. Thanks for the vote though.

September 8, 2011  10:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

yeah, but now there's more room since Colon Campbell is gone

I thought Campbell just use his tongue up there...

September 8, 2011  11:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

$1 Million per player?!? that's a pittance! you can get Metlife for yourself for similar coverage for as little as $45 a month! WTF is a $1 Million coverage going to get you for a multi-million dollar investment."First, the "disabled team" would be allowed to negotiate to buy players under contract from other teams, with payment coming from the insurance money."WTF? so that money doesn't go towards family or anything, it goes towards a downpayment (at best since we've determined $1 million is a joke) towards players from other teams to join your team?!?So lets say a team goes down in a crash, management uses that money to wooo players away from their team to join a new team that has NO experience together and probably won't have ANY locker room chemistry for a few months, leaving that "new" team with NO chance at being successful in winning.that all sounds like one **** **** deal!

you seem to have only recently realized that the nhl is a league with its head up its arse!
Relax...it's easier if you try not to think about it!

September 8, 2011  11:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I dunno.My 3rd party liability on my car insurance is always recommened to be $3 million I believe.$1 million isn't going to cover much.

Does the plan include minor league players?

September 8, 2011  11:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Don't know if it'll work, Spiny. He has that noggin' in there pretty deep.

I remember the old Ronald Reagan joke he had cancer on his nose and on his butt, you do the math.

 
September 8, 2011  11:43 AM ET

lol, no, i've known for a long time they're ****-backwards.
if you dig into my past threads (i don't have many to be honest) you'll see i have loads of suggestions.

with that said, I know that all the leagues have something similar, what's the minimum insurance amount in other leagues? anyone?

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