I wrote an article for CBS Sports entitled, NHL's Middle Class: Kris Versteeg, Ian White And The Things They Say. Here is an excerpt:
On Monday, Florida Panthers forward Kris Versteeg declared on TSN Radio that Gary Bettman and Bill Daly were “cancers” and that they have been “looting this game for far too long”.
Last Friday, Detroit Red Wings defenseman Ian White called Bettman an “idiot” and said that the Commissioner had “done nothing but damage the game”.
The average American household income dropped to its lowest level since 1995 last year. According to annual data from the Census Bureau, median income fell to $50,054 in 2011. The poverty rate was at 15 percent as middle-class Americans struggled to stay above the poverty threshold of about $23,000 in annual income for a family of four.