NHLPA executive director Don Fehr issued the following statement Sunday evening regarding a meeting between owners and players later this week:
“The NHLPA has agreed to a meeting on Tuesday in New York that should facilitate dialogue between Players and Owners. Neither the Commissioner nor I will be present, although each side will have a limited number of staff or counsel present.
“There will be Owners attending this meeting who have not previously done so, which is encouraging and which we welcome. We hope that this meeting will be constructive and lead to a dialogue that will help us find a way to reach an agreement.”
The Canadian Press reported that the owners expected to attend the meeting include: Ron Burkle (Pittsburgh Penguins), Mark Chipman (Winnipeg Jets), Murray Edwards (Calgary Flames), Jeremy Jacobs (Boston Bruins), Larry Tanenbaum (Toronto Maple Leafs) and Jeff Vinik (Tampa Bay Lightning).
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You can read a column Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times wrote on Vinik by clicking here.
In his Monday Morning Quarterback column, Jack Todd writes that it’s time for NHL fans to mobilize their anger towards the NHL.
Writes Todd: “If social media can help bring down the despots of the Hosni Mubarak in Egypt and Moammar Gadhafi and shake the foundations of Bashar Assad in Syria, it can surely help to bring pressure on Bettman and the petty despots of the NHL to settle this wholly unnecessary lockout.”
You can read Todd’s column by clicking here.
To read some of the best quotes from the NHL lockout, which is now into its 12th week, ,click here.
James Gordon of Postmedia News writes about loyal hockey fans feeling like hostages. Read that column by clicking here.
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