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NHLPA files response to NHL’s class action complaint

Jan 3, 2013, 8:05 PM EDT

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What’s more interesting than talking about legal matters? Hockey — but let’s talk about the prior for a moment.

You might remember that the NHL filed a class action complaint in Federal Court in New York. The league did so in response to the players voting on the matter of giving the NHLPA’s executive board the power to file a disclaimer of interest.

Well, the union has filed its response, courtesy of TSN legal analyst Eric Macramalla.

Let’s pretend for a moment you don’t actually want to read through the roughly 21-page legal statement and would instead like a brief summary. Luckily Macramalla gave just that:

U.S. District Judge Paul A. Engelmayer has been assigned to this case and has scheduled a status conference for Jan. 7. However, Engelmayer said that “the parties are directed to meet and confer on these subjects before Monday Jan. 7.”

In other words, the NHL and union should feel free to reach a new CBA ahead of time.


Players to re-vote on disclaimer of interest

  1. flyersallday84 - Jan 3, 2013 at 9:11 PM

    Come on! That’s not the article I wanted to read.

  2. bricktop02 - Jan 3, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    My head hurts.

    • whatthepuck2012 - Jan 3, 2013 at 10:26 PM

      My heart hurts.

  3. habssuck - Jan 3, 2013 at 9:35 PM

    Uggh, Im so sick of all this legal mumbo jumbo when we should be months into the season.

    How about this, a deathmatch, put Bettman and Fehr in a steel cage, first one to die is the loser and get the season going on the following day. Put it on pay per view and put the earning towards reduced ticket prices for the fans that have not given up on this disfunctional leage.

  4. fortwaynekomets - Jan 4, 2013 at 12:03 AM

    is a deal made yet??? otherwise, all I hear is noise… or should I say text.

    DROP THE PUCK you little schmuck!

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