Sep 10, 2012, 6:11 PM EDT
NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly isn’t very impressed with the NHLPA’s attempts to prevent a lockout by appealing to provincial labor boards in Quebec and Alberta.
“This is a joke,” he told the Canadian Press in an email.
Daly expanded on that thought to The Record’s Tom Gulitti: “[The hearings] will have absolutely zero impact on the broader negotiation, or on the deal we ultimately agree on.”
“We sat around all weekend waiting for the union. Nothing,” Daly said. “Obviously, [they have] a different agenda. Unfortunate.”
Many observers would probably use the word “unfortunate” to describe the current situation.
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