Former Gazette baseball writer Jeff Blair, now with the Globe & Mail, has his own Toronto radio show on The Fan 590. On Wednesday morning, he had Donald Fehr as his guest and the executive director of the NHLPA said that contrary to comments from the league, he does not have a set deadline date he is working towards.
You can listen to the interview by clicking here.
Following Blair’s show, NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly went on The Fan 590’s Hockey Central @ Noon show, saying it’s a “crap shoot” whether or not fans and sponsors will return to the NHL after the lockout. You can hear that interview by clicking here.
The Gazette’s Dave Stubbs caught up with the Canadiens’ P.K. Subban on Tuesday to talk about the RBC Play Hockey Charity Challenge slated for Wednesday night in Toronto with Team Subban taking on a team led by Tampa Bay Lightning star Steven Stamkos.
“I hear Stammer’s been working out,” Subban told Stubbs about his childhood friend as the meek trash-talking began. “Maybe he’s bigger than he usually is, but compared to me I think he’s about a buck 90, and I’m 220 (pounds). I don’t think it’s much of a match when we get in the corner.
“I might stand on the right side at the top of the circle just to deny him any opportunity to score. That’s where he gets 50 per cent of his goals. I have the book on him.”
You can read Stubbs’s column by clicking here.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper told TVA that he’s saddened by the lockout, adding that he knows hockey is a business but that depriving fans of a full season twice in eight years isn’t good for the NHL. Read more by clicking here.
Time magazine’s Gary Belsky wrote about hockey’s wealth distribution, looking at “What’s really behind the NHL lockout”. You can read that column by clicking here.
And Pierre LeBrun writes on ESPN.com about the NHL and NHLPA waiting for the other to move. Read LeBrun’s column by clicking here.
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