Canadiens’ Erik Cole speaks firmly about his distaste for a lockout.
Dario Ayala, Gazette file photo
The NHLPA fired a volley across the bow of the NHL on Sunday night, saying it will consider trying to have the Quebec Labour Board rule illegal any lockout of Canadiens players.
At issue: the NHLPA is not a certified union in Quebec, and as such, the union says it would be illegal for a Quebec-based employer to lock out its employees.
We broke the story tonight; here are the full details, with more to come in the hours and days ahead with a Sept. 15 lockout looming.