NHL: NHLPA: No reason to go to the post office
NHLPA president Donald Fehr has called on the league to expand its postal network by offering free delivery for mail in a bid to boost morale.
“I think the answer to our post office needs to be expanded, and I think we should expand it to allow more people to have access to their mail,” Fehr said on “The Chris Broussard Show.”
“If you get to a point where people are going to be able to receive mail through the post, then there’s no reason why they shouldn’t be able receive it through the mail.”
The league recently announced a $500 million expansion plan, but has so far been unwilling to budge from the $3 billion per year it spends to run the entire league.
While the league’s revenue has risen to $8.3 billion from $7.6 billion a decade ago, its payroll has also been shrinking.
A record 1,077 players, coaches and executives left the NHL in the past two years, a drop of 2,624 from the previous year.
The NHLPA says it wants to see its players and their families more frequently offered free delivery, as well as a return to regular mail services.
“When you’re going to spend $3.3 million a year to send out more mail than you do now, and if you’re doing it for the same reason, then you’re wasting money,” Fehhr said.
“It’s a real shame.
I think that’s the way we should be doing things.”