Chris Campoli won’t be back with the Canadiens next season, but the defenceman does have confidence in Donald Fehr, the executive director of the NHLPA, in negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement.
“There’s no one more qualified to be doing what he’s doing,” Campoli told The Associated Press. “He’s the best in the world.”
Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller told AP: “The last thing (we) need to do is have some kind of a work stoppage, because we’ve made great strides with the positive spin hockey’s had. I think the years coming out of the (2004-05) lockout, we got a lot of the fan base back, a lot of positive energy. Mix that with the Olympics here in North America, a couple of good playoffs, and we have a fan base that’s loyal and, honestly, the best sports fans out of any sport.
“We can’t alienate them. This is up to the NHL and the NHLPA to just get it right.”
The current CBA is set to expire on Sept. 15. Read more by clicking here.
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