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The Maven on NHLPA Boss Donald Fehr

From good friend of the blog and mentor Stan Fischler, a.k.a. The Hockey Maven, at MSGNetwork.com:

The machinations of the NHL Players’ Association is important to every hockey fan who fears another work stoppage like the one that traumatized the game in 2004-2005.

That’s why Donald Fehr’s ascent to the union throne is downright scary.

For one thing, Fehr has absolutely no hockey background and that’s apparent already. For another, he’s as militant as his predecessor—and pal—Bob Goodenow, who forced the lockout in the first place. Had Goodenow prevailed—Trevor Linden, among other players stopped him—the work stoppage would have lasted a second year and who knows what would have happened to the NHL after that.

Determined to make an impression on his macho constituency, Fehr will employ the same our-way-or-no-way tactics as Goodenow.

Perhaps even more alarming is the manner in which Fehr inherited the job previously done so well by Paul Kelly.

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