Artemi Panarin has voiced his opinion on escrow and the NHL’s return to plan plans. It isn’t pretty.
It’s clear that Panarin wants to play. It’s also clear that he, like many others, has concerns about COVID-19 and the precautions being set up by the NHL. Remember that New York is currently the only state that is seeing a reduction of cases. While he voices a concern, that is not his main concern.
It’s with escrow that Artemi Panarin has a major issue. Escrow ensures a 50/50 split on hockey related revenue (HRR) by taking a percentage of salary out of each player’s paycheck into an escrow account.