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from Chris Johnston of the CP at the Winnipeg Free Press,

None of the top executives involved in the NHL's collective bargaining negotiations will continue to be paid if the league enacts a lockout next week.

Donald Fehr, the executive director of the NHL Players' Association, says he stopped drawing a salary on July 1 and a source told The Canadian Press that commissioner Gary Bettman and deputy commissioner Bill Daly plan to follow suit if a new agreement can't be reached by Sept. 15.

It's a practice Fehr adhered to during his time at baseball's union and one his predecessor at the NHLPA, Bob Goodenow, also followed when the 2004-05 season was wiped out by a lockout.

"It's both a measure of solidarity and uniformity of interest," Fehr said in an interview Thursday. "You want the players to understand you're in the same boat they are — you don't have interests different than they do. We think it's important."


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  Tags: bill+daly, donald+fehr, gary+bettman


Evilpens's avatar

OH BOY Donny taking one for the team ! NOT!!! tongue laugh

Posted by Evilpens on 09/06/12 at 07:54 PM ET

Paul's avatar

The CP story has been updated, stating talks may resume soon, with Friday a possibility.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 09/06/12 at 08:32 PM ET

OlderThanChelios's avatar

Daly declined to confirm directly that he and Bettman would stop being paid, but said “the assumption that high-ranking league executives will continue to receive a salary during a lockout is not necessarily accurate.”

That’s a non-denial denial if I’ve ever heard one. Hell, we all know there’s no way a prick like Butthead would stop taking money in order to show “solidarity” with his multi-millionaire owners.

But it’s a great move on Fehr’s part to actually stop taking a pay check on July 1. It just points out what a scumbag the Garden Gnome really is.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 09/06/12 at 11:44 PM ET

dougie's avatar

Somehow I doubt we will be bumping into Fehr ordering from the value menu at McDonalds anytime soon.

Posted by dougie on 09/07/12 at 05:12 AM ET

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