PG Pens Notebook wrote:The NHL announced a new four-year labor agreement with the league's on-ice officials. The deal will pay first-year refs $136,000, with a maximum of $290,000 for veterans. First-year linesmen will be paid $95,000, with the most experienced earning up to $190,000. Also part of the contract is a stipulation for mandatory helmets for all on-ice officials starting next season and mandatory visors for all incoming refs and linesman in 2007-08.
Captain Hairdo cannot be happy about this. Unless of course, the league is giving him a special examption because his hair is more impact resistant than any hockey helmet known to man.