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08:29 AM ET 09.19 | Not yet a week old, the lockout has already cost some Florida Panthers staffers their jobs. At least for now. The man who served as Florida's fuzzy mascot Stanley C. Panther was one of about a dozen laid off by the organization, sources told The Miami Herald. Many of those laid off were told they may return once the lockout comes to an end. The layoffs came mostly in arena operations and sales. The Ottawa Senators are the only other NHL team to announce employee terminations this early. Some teams, like Minnesota, will cut back salaries during the work stoppage. "We thank all of those former staff members for their efforts," team president Michael Yormark said in a statement.

The Miami Herald

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September 19, 2012  08:51 AM ET

C'mon all you FLA fans. Throw the dude a rat, keep him fed during these difficult times.

September 19, 2012  08:57 AM ET

see, this is the part where I bith sides need a true dose of reality. These guys, the ticket sellers, the food vendors...they're the ones that are getting screwed the most here. But I guess they don't count.....

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September 19, 2012  09:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

see, this is the part where I bith sides need a true dose of reality. These guys, the ticket sellers, the food vendors...they're the ones that are getting screwed the most here. But I guess they don't count.....

never have, never will....season or no season, Nashville is on the hook for $8.6 m to preds owners for arena incentives, games or no games.......what a shame....lot of resentment in Music City over this..going to be worse if lockout drags on.......

September 19, 2012  09:05 AM ET
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see, this is the part where I bith sides need a true dose of reality. These guys, the ticket sellers, the food vendors...they're the ones that are getting screwed the most here. But I guess they don't count.....

Right about that. They don't count. None of them get 5 to 14 year contracts for minimum wage either.

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September 19, 2012  09:48 AM ET
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C'mon all you FLA fans. Throw the dude a rat, keep him fed during these difficult times.

I'd give him this one but it makes everyone sick.

September 19, 2012  10:09 AM ET

"Panthers layoffs include fuzzy mascot"

Fuzzy mascot laid off because of fuzzy math.

September 19, 2012  10:10 AM ET
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I'd give him this one but it makes everyone sick.

Only one small problem I see with your picture: the head is on the wrong end of the rat.

September 19, 2012  10:30 AM ET
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Only one small problem I see with your picture: the head is on the wrong end of the rat.

That must be where the saying, "I don't give a rat's ****" came from.

September 19, 2012  10:53 AM ET

The Panthers are going to be pissed when their season ticket holder asks for his $20 back.

September 19, 2012  11:31 AM ET

And those poor Nashville Pred cheerleaders they have at their rink. Who's gonna feed them now???

September 19, 2012  11:40 AM ET
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And those poor Nashville Pred cheerleaders they have at their rink. Who's gonna feed them now???

I will! It's all part of my stimulus package.

September 19, 2012  11:40 AM ET
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The Panthers are going to be pissed when their season ticket holder asks for his $20 back.

wow....a tough one to beat....

September 19, 2012  11:52 AM ET
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That must be where the saying, "I don't give a rat's ****" came from.

From what I've read so far today...you seem to be on a particular a-nal theme today...

September 19, 2012  11:52 AM ET
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wow....a tough one to beat....

I see what he did there. And from Florida too!

September 19, 2012  11:59 AM ET
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see, this is the part where I bith sides need a true dose of reality. These guys, the ticket sellers, the food vendors...they're the ones that are getting screwed the most here. But I guess they don't count.....

It would be "interesting" to know, what the expenses are per game to the owners which do not include the player's salaries...
IE: The working staffs, air fares, hotel bills, food, and the like.
In addition, how much they lose less Player salaries from, concessions, parking, television and so on.
I'd like to see Don Cherry have a show on CBC for an hour each Saturday...I like the guy, besides...without the lock-out, alternatively it would be the Leafs in that spot...and for 2.5 hours.

September 19, 2012  12:50 PM ET
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see, this is the part where I bith sides need a true dose of reality. These guys, the ticket sellers, the food vendors...they're the ones that are getting screwed the most here. But I guess they don't count.....

Food venders are getting screwed? Well it's about time:)

September 19, 2012  02:24 PM ET
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Food venders are getting screwed? Well it's about time:)

they don'[t set the prices

 
September 19, 2012  02:46 PM ET
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they don'[t set the prices

The beer profits have to be out of this world though.

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