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03-21-2012, 11:30 PM
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Ben Eager given 13k invoice for breaking Canucks camera

Ben Eager given invoice for breaking camera

Canucks sent the Oilers a $13,000 bill for Ben Eager being a meathead and smashing a camera in the penalty box.
Oilers deducted the amount off of Eager's paycheck, and it has now turned into an NHLPA grievance.



Oilers fans should file a grievance that this moron gets a paycheck at all

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Ben Eager given invoice for breaking camera

Canucks sent the Oilers a $13,000 bill for Ben Eager being a meathead and smashing a camera in the penalty box.
Oilers deducted the amount off of Eager's paycheck, and it has now turned into an NHLPA grievance.



Oilers fans should file a grievance that this moron gets a paycheck at all
That's too funny. What the **** is he grieving? It wasn't part of his job description to break a camera. If I go to work and smash a computer intentionally I fully expect to be opening my wallet.

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$13K for a penalty box camera? **** I need to get into that industry.

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Ben Eager given invoice for breaking camera

Canucks sent the Oilers a $13,000 bill for Ben Eager being a meathead and smashing a camera in the penalty box.
Oilers deducted the amount off of Eager's paycheck, and it has now turned into an NHLPA grievance.



Oilers fans should file a grievance that this moron gets a paycheck at all
where is the news article?

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Are they hd camera's those things are not cheap.

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where is the news article?
RT @Real_ESPNLeBrun: NHLPA files grievance over Oilers docking Ben Eager's pay for broken camera.

NHLPA files grievance over broken camera

By Pierre LeBrun
And so we bring you the latest installment of the battle thatís shaping up between the NHL and NHL Playersí Association for this summer.

The NHLPA filed a grievance over the Edmonton Oilers docking $13,000 from Ben Eager's pay, multiple sources have confirmed to ESPN.com.

Say what, you say?

Letís explain.

It all started during a game in Vancouver on Dec. 26 when the Oilersí tough guy shattered an HD camera in the penalty box, as seen in the video below.

The Canucks informed the Oilers they were on the hook for the $13,000 cost of replacing that camera. The Oilers then turned around and docked Eagerís pay (from his $1 million salary).

At which point the NHLPA took umbrage and, last month, filed a grievance.

The unionís real beef here, from what Iím told, is procedural more than anything. In no way is the NHLPA condoning its players breaking cameras. But the union wants to know who decided the camera was worth $13,000? Why wasnít the player invoiced instead of simply docked, for example? So the NHLPA has process questions here, not the least of which is where the line will be drawn in future instances when a player damages something at the rink.

On the flip side, you canít blame teams for wanting players to pay for any damages caused at the rink. Itís an interesting debate.

The grievance hearing has not been scheduled yet.

You must keep in mind the undercurrent of the labor strife that's on the horizon when viewing this whole episode. Just as when the NHLPA blocked realignment, the union will take every opportunity it can to flex its muscles ahead of the CBA talks.

And even if the CBA wasn't expiring, in many ways this is what a union would likely do: protect a member's wages.

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The only thing I see wrong is that the Oilers just docked his pay rather than talking to him first. Pretty much a be a man and be responsible for what you did situation to me.

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That's quite a bit of money for that tiny camera.

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That's quite a bit of money for that tiny camera.
smaller it is the more it costs

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smaller it is the more it costs
Makes sense. Also, didn't this happen a long time ago? Why is this just being discussed now?

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eager is a meathead for sure.however,this is reason #1 that nobody wants to play for that joke of an organization.whats 13k to an nhl team....u think eager or his teammates dont find this incredibly petty.just imagine being an oliers fan.

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I bet the Camera only cost 1,300 and the Canucks org. just added an extra 0 for hilarity sake.

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$13K for a penalty box camera? **** I need to get into that industry.
This was my first thought as well. What kind of cameras are they using that cost $13,000?

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Most of those big tv show cameras are like $50K-70K each.
So a smaller one at 13K, seems about right.

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There are a few links in the article pertaining to the cost of these type of camera's in the Oilers forum relating to the NHLPA's grievance filing.

13k is low end for this type of equipment.

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Dunno why they even bother. Guy breaks a camera on purpose he should pay for it. Whats with all these petty news coming out of Edmonton?

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Dunno why they even bother. Guy breaks a camera on purpose he should pay for it. Whats with all these petty news coming out of Edmonton?
Whether Eager owes the Canucks anything ought to be a matter between him and them. I don't know where the Oilers get off docking his pay, unless the CBA allows it.

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So Eager is trying to get someone else to pay for his mess? I'm not all that surprised, he probably does the same thing when ordering a round of drinks

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Whether Eager owes the Canucks anything ought to be a matter between him and them. I don't know where the Oilers get off docking his pay, unless the CBA allows it.
Eager is there representing the Oilers franchise. The Canucks did the right thing by charging the Oilers for the camera. The Oilers did the wrong thing by docking Eager's pay directly. They should have informed him that he is responsible for the bill and made arrangements for payment instead of simply docking his pay, unless it was agreeable to Eager.

I'm not surprised at the cost of the camera, I'll bet it had a Canuck emblem on it. That automatically jacks up the price 1000x more than it cost to make.

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The Canucks could not do that to a player because it is illegal under the BC Employment Standards Act. I have no idea what Alberta law provides.
21. (1) Except as permitted or required by this Act or any other enactment of British Columbia or Canada, an employer must not, directly or indirectly, withhold, deduct or require payment of all or part of an employee's wages for any purpose.

(2) An employer must not require an employee to pay any of the employer's business costs except as permitted by the regulations.

(3) Money required to be paid contrary to subsection (2) is deemed to be wages, whether or not the money is paid out of an employee's gratuities, and this Act applies to the recovery of those wages.
http://www.labour.gov.bc.ca/esb/igm/...m-esa-s-21.htm

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The Canucks could not do that to a player because it is illegal under the BC Employment Standards Act. I have no idea what Alberta law provides.
21. (1) Except as permitted or required by this Act or any other enactment of British Columbia or Canada, an employer must not, directly or indirectly, withhold, deduct or require payment of all or part of an employee's wages for any purpose.

(2) An employer must not require an employee to pay any of the employer's business costs except as permitted by the regulations.

(3) Money required to be paid contrary to subsection (2) is deemed to be wages, whether or not the money is paid out of an employee's gratuities, and this Act applies to the recovery of those wages.
http://www.labour.gov.bc.ca/esb/igm/...m-esa-s-21.htm
The Canucks are not his employer though? I assume they could sue him?

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eager is a meathead for sure.however,this is reason #1 that nobody wants to play for that joke of an organization.whats 13k to an nhl team....u think eager or his teammates dont find this incredibly petty.just imagine being an oliers fan.
Just because a business has money doesn't mean they should be made to pay for damages purposely caused. Eager is a millionare, he is perfectly able to pay for a camera he broke, it's not petty to make him do so.

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