Pulling out of the Olympics
TSN: Although it hasn’t been made official but, the NHL and NHLPA have agreed that they gained’t be going to the 2022 Winter Olympics. Pierre LeBrun:
“When it’s made official, that is concerning the NHL pointing to the Olympic settlement with the gamers and saying that this COVID scenario now, the newest wave, has materially impacted this season, clearly, and that’s simply not one thing the NHLPA can object to primarily based on the best way that settlement is written. It’s robust to just accept, however it’s actuality, and don’t overlook the gamers have as a lot to fret about when it comes to the enterprise of the season with the 50/50 break up in revenues, and that’s a degree that’s been emphasised as properly within the final couple of days.”
Chris Johnston provides that there have been one-on-one calls with the gamers and a few weren’t pleased with the information and need to know if there are any choices for them.
“What’s fascinating for me is quite a lot of these participant calls you referenced are literally one-on-one calls, as a result of there’s lots of gamers that didn’t take too kindly to this information, that they’re dissatisfied and needed to a minimum of have the ability to have some dialog about what their choices could be, speak to Don Fehr and the NHLPA attorneys to see if they’ve any choices, and actually what they’re being informed is, no, there’s no skill right here to take a depart of absence and go play in Beijing if you wish to go.”
Darren Dreger provides that IOC plans to push by way of with the Beijing Olympics, but when they do postpone the Olympics, the NHL and NHLPA will likely be concerned about returning.
Flames enviornment deal coming undone
Jyoti Gondek: (Mayor of Calgary – twitter thread)
“As we speak, I spoke with Murray Edwards, major shareholder of Calgary Sports activities & Leisure Corp (CSEC), about the way forward for the Occasion Centre undertaking. He knowledgeable me of the Flames intention to drag the plug on the Occasion Centre deal. Why? Right here’s what I do know:
The deal struck in summer season of 2019 envisioned a $550 m deal w/prices break up equally between CSEC & the Metropolis. As well as, the Metropolis supplied land, 90% demolition of the ‘Dome, extra flood/web site remediation, & levies. Complete Metropolis contribution: $275m + $22.4m = $297.4 plus land.
Plus the worth of the land. I supported that deal. In July 2021, CSEC requested to make adjustments to the above deal. CMLC eliminated as devel supervisor, each events added $12.5m for potential value overruns & Metropolis added as much as $10m in occasion administration prices. Complete worth: $307.4 + land
I didn’t assist that deal. Since I used to be elected Mayor, Administration & my workplace have been working with CSEC to mitigate any extra prices. Two prices have been recognized: local weather mitigation of round $4m and street/sidewalk proper of approach problems with $12.1m.
The Metropolis got here to the desk to help with $6.4m in roadways leaving $9.7m for the Flames. Primarily based on this hole, CSEC knowledgeable me they’re strolling away from our deal. On a undertaking price over $650m, to have one social gathering stroll away for 1.5% of the worth of the deal is staggering.
I needed Calgarians to be the primary to know. I’m as dissatisfied as all of you that that is the best way issues are ending.”
Ryan Pike: “We’ll get into this in additional element on the podcast tonight, however within the July 2021 tweak to the world deal, the commerce was mainly the Metropolis agreeing to make transpo plan enhancements and eradicating CMLC as undertaking supervisor in alternate for the #Flames taking over any overruns.”
Calgary Flames: A full press launch from the Flames on the Occasion Centre Venture. Abstract of their choice:
“1) Introduction by the Metropolis of great infrastructure prices ($15 million) and local weather mitigation prices ($4 million); prices not beforehand recognized as undertaking prices by CMLC or the Metropolis nor included within the $608.5 million goal funds in July 2021.
2) Continued value escalation skilled for the reason that permitted funds of $608.5 million in July 2021. It has since grown to $634 million primarily based upon design improvement that was accomplished in October 2021.
3) Excessive stage of danger related to future undertaking value will increase partly because of provide chain points and commodity worth escalation on account of the influence of COVID.
Whereas not best for Calgarians nor competitively for the Flames, the individuals of Calgary ought to perceive that however CSEC’s intentions are to stay within the Scotiabank Saddledome.
We’re deeply dissatisfied with the end result.”