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Afternoon Line- Bill Daly On The Mike Richards Settlement

"The League actively monitored each stage of this dispute from the time of the initial contract termination to the point at which the case was settled, during which time we were in frequent contact with both the Club and the NHLPA. If the settlement was simply a disguised way to get favorable Cap treatment, we certainly would have considered it to be a circumvention and acted accordingly. But this wasn't that. Far from it. There is absolutely zero concern that anything that transpired here could in any way be considered a 'circumvention' of the CBA. Anyone who believes to the contrary is clearly not privy to the facts."

-Bill Daly, NHL Deputy Commissioner, on the Mike Richards settlement.  More from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.

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Hootinani's avatar

So, we aren’t going to tell you the facts, but if you dont believe that we have it all under control its because you dont know the facts.  Makes perfect sense.

My question is, if this is all above board and provided for by the terms of the CBA, then why is there a clause in the settlement preventing other clubs from using this case as precedent in there own Club-Player settlements?

Posted by Hootinani on 10/10/15 at 04:42 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

.....Anyone who believes to the contrary is clearly not privy to the facts….....

There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don’t know we don’t know.

So, even though everything was above board, you felt compelled to issue a statement confused

Posted by Down River Dan on 10/10/15 at 05:41 PM ET

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