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Steve Fehr: ‘Not very likely’ he’ll be next NHLPA boss

Mar 5, 2013, 10:48 AM EDT

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Steve Fehr doesn’t sound like he wants to follow in the footsteps of his brother.

That was the word out of Ottawa on Monday night as Fehr all but shot down rumors he’d be taking over as head of the NHLPA once his brother, Donald Fehr, steps down from the role.

“It’s not very likely,” he told the Ottawa Citizen.

Steve also added it’s unlikely Don will move on to head up the National Basketball Players’ Association, something that’s popped up in rumor mills over the last month.

Steve, 60, currently serves as special counsel to the NHLPA and played a prominent role while brother Don, 64, led the players’ union through a 113-day work stoppage.

Many have suggested Steve was being groomed to take over the executive director position once his brother moved on.

Those rumors intensified in mid-February when the NBPA unanimously voted to remove its executive director, Billy Hunter, after a controversial investigation into the union’s business practices.

Don was floated as a possible successor to Hunter by a number of prominent player agents.

  1. hockeywithdrawal - Mar 5, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Hopefully we won’t have to hear either name for the next 10 years.

  2. valoisvipers - Mar 5, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    A SNL Bye Bye to you and don’t let the door hit you on the way out.
    PS. Please be sure to take the trash( your brother) out with you.

  3. islesjb - Mar 5, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Seeing this scrubs picture brings back some unhappy feelings

  4. leepetertk - Mar 5, 2013 at 1:38 PM

    It will take a long time for me to forget that ugly sweater

  5. h0ckeycoach - Mar 5, 2013 at 5:18 PM

    Good. Go with your bro, bro.

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