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Pro Sports Daily:
The St. Louis Blues have laid off "just under 20" front-office workers last week, a club executive confirmed Tuesday to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The remaining 75 employees were forced to accept pay cuts, and, in some cases, switch to four-day workweeks. The layoffs, the result of the NHL lockout, were spread across different departments, chief operating officer Bruce Affleck told the paper. The Blues aren't the first team to reduce staff. The Ottawa Senators and Florida Panthers also have laid off workers, while employees at the league office in New York have been reduced to four-day weeks. The NHL has canceled exhibition games through Sunday. The two sides haven't met formally since Sept. 12. Talks are scheduled to resume Friday.
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John Davidson will step down as the St. Louis Blues president of hockey operations and has agreed to a buyout offer from the team, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Thursday.
Davidson interviewed with Columbus Blue Jackets majority owner John P. McConnell and club president Mike Priest in May for a position with that team, but there is no word on Davidson's future plans.
The NHL players aren't the only ones out of work as a result of the lockout.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/RfvK02 ) reports that the St. Louis Blues have laid off some of its front-office workers. The exact number wasn't announced, but the team says it is just under 20.
The remaining 75 employees took pay cuts or have switched to four-day work weeks.
from Aaron Portzline of Puck-Rakers,
After months of speculation following the sale of the St. Louis Blues, John Davidson has stepped down as president of hockey operations and is leaving the Blues' organization after more than six seasons. His next career move is not immediately known.
Davidson, 59, interviewed with the Blue Jackets for an unspecified front-office...
When news broke on Thursday afternoon that John Davidson would be stepping down as president of the St. Louis Blues, it should of become clear to sports fans in the entire city that they had lost a great man.
John Davidson's decision to accept a buyout from the Blues feels like a logical one right now when you look at the facts.
1. The NHL is locked out and it does not...