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NHL, NHLPA disagree over canceled labor board hearing

Sep 10, 2012, 11:00 PM EDT

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The NHL and NHLPA can’t even agree why the Alberta Labour Board canceled Tuesday’s lockout-related hearing.

Earlier today, union head Donald Fehr told The Canadian Press that the NHL had “abandoned its case.” As a result, NHLPA General Counsel Don Zavelo believes the league cannot lock out the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers.

Not true, deputy commissioner Bill Daly told RDS.

“Don doesn’t know what he’s talking about,” Daly said.

Tune in tomorrow for more on this development.

Riveting stuff, right?

Related: Daly calls NHLPA’s tactics “a joke”

  1. ducksk - Sep 10, 2012 at 11:14 PM

    Last time I looked Canadian teams are 1/5 of league. If the socialists up north want to make the owners let them in, more power to them. Maybe Canadian teams could use a little extra work if they want the cup back up north after goin on nearly 20 years. Let’s bust this union crap and let the players fend for themselves….it will be over quick. This is not 1900 with them working in sweatshops.

    • tatdue - Sep 11, 2012 at 1:31 AM

      Are you seriously that ignorant?

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  2. bubblehead2012 - Sep 10, 2012 at 11:25 PM

    Put the KHL or the Swedish Elite League on TV, I’ll watch it, it’s hockey. The NHL better realize its not the be all end all. These players can play anywhere and hockey fans will follow. This is nonsense.

    • freneticgarfieldfan - Sep 11, 2012 at 5:54 AM

      mind the time difference from Sweden or even Russia.
      I don’t think you’d be interested in watching hockey at 4 am or 7 am.

  3. lostpuppysyndrome - Sep 11, 2012 at 12:04 AM

    A sobering, yet funny article that relates to the “plight” of the fans. Just replace “San Diego Chargers” with your local/favorite hockey team(s).*t-my-dad-says-why-your-team-give-damn-you

    • ppelo55 - Sep 11, 2012 at 2:07 PM

      Thanks for that link. Hilarious and sad but very true.

  4. windmiller4 - Sep 11, 2012 at 1:55 AM

    Bill Daly is one of the most arrogant people in hockey, as soon as we get rid of him and Bettman the NHL will be a much better run league

    • bcjim - Sep 11, 2012 at 10:35 AM

      His thick brow also suggests a general lack of intelligence.

      • lostpuppysyndrome - Sep 11, 2012 at 3:08 PM

        The flat face, near underbite, and grim demeanor suggest a caveman mated with a pug.

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