Hot Topic: NHL labor
Former NHL, now WWE, exec Andrew Judelson on what the league is facing
Andrew Judelson spent nine years working as a senior executive at the NHL and led the league’s marketing division throughout the 2004-5 lockout. Now an executive vice president at WWE, Judelson spoke with SportsBusiness Journal staff writer Tripp Mickle about how the current NHL lockout is different from the one he worked through seven years ago.
Among the topics:
-- What has made the current NHL negotiations difficult
-- The repercussions of canceling games
-- The effect on league sponsors’ marketing plans for the 2012-13 season