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by Paul on 09/10/12 at 03:12 AM ET
from Dave Stubbs of the Montreal Gazette,
The National Hockey League Players’ Association is prepared to use Quebec labour law, if necessary, to try to prevent the National Hockey League and the Canadiens from locking out Habs players on Sept. 15....
Canadiens players, through their Montreal-based lawyer, Michael Cohen, sent a ‘cease and desist’ letter to the owners of the Canadiens and to the NHL on Friday, Sept. 7. Unless they cease their threats to lockout, the players will make an application to the Quebec Labour Board this upcoming week seeking to stop the Canadiens from locking out their players.
If the Quebec Labour Board agrees, the NHLPA contends, it could order the owners of the Canadiens not to lock out the players or to end a lockout in Quebec if one has started.
via the CP at TSN,
Bill Daly, the NHL's deputy commissioner, referred to the matter as a "distraction" that was "not unexpected."
"It will be handled in due course, one way or the other," Daly wrote in an email on Sunday night.
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