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NHL Alumni Assoc. Facing A Few Issues

from David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail,

The NHL Alumni Association calls itself “Hockey’s Greatest Family,” but it is far from hockey’s happiest family.

A lot of former players feel like poor relations, complaining about a lack of communication and support from an association they say only concerns itself with a small group of members in the Toronto area.

“It’s become a Toronto clique,” said former Buffalo Sabres star René Robert, who was one of the founders of the alumni association in the mid-1990s and served as its executive director until he resigned several years later. “We’ve got guys who don’t know we exist. They’ve never been contacted and don’t have a clue what this is about.”

A group of ex-players is unhappy enough to have sent the association’s executive director, Mark Napier, a five-page list of questions concerning various matters.


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