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12-16-2012, 06:11 PM
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Locked out… of a restaurant? Joffrey Lupul says Leafs barred from making reservations at Toronto establishment
Papers have been filed in court, accusations have been made and insults have been hurled from both sides, but on Sunday, it appeared the National Hockey League’s lockout took a very personal turn for one member of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Joffrey Lupul could not make a restaurant reservation.
.@realsports is not allowed to take reservations from Leafs players during the lockout but will continue selling our jerseys for $300 a pop—
Joffrey Lupul (@JLupul) December 16, 2012
16 Dec 12
Real Sports is the popular team-created establishment next to the Air Canada Centre, with a giant television screen on one wall, smaller screens throughout and an exclusive upper deck where Leafs players can typically enjoy a more rarified air during busy periods. The lockout, it would appear, has denied them that access.
@JLupul @RealSports #Truth
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Leafs forward James van Riemsdyk, who was acquired in a trade with Philadelphia in June, initially tweeted in support of Lupul — writing “same thing happened to me a month ago #amateurhour” — before that response was removed from his feed.
A representative with Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment declined comment on behalf of the company, which owns the Leafs, as well as the restaurant.
According to The Canadian Press, members of the union were expected to begin voting to determine whether they will give their 30-member executive board the authority to file a disclaimer of interest — or, in plain speak, to dissolve the union.
The NHL filed a pre-emptive legal strike against the possibility of a disclaimer on Friday. Read about it here.
Later in the day, Lupul returned to Twitter:
In hindsight twitter was probably not the right place to voice my displeasure w @RealSports. That's not why I use twitter. Was just rattled
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