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by Paul on 07/14/10 at 03:55 PM ET
from David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail,
The NHL Players’ Association did not make a decision on its leadership after two days of meetings, and Robyn Regehr of the Calgary Flames said one may not come until the start of training camps in September.
Regehr said the union’s search committee is still interviewing candidates and he acknowledged what many people have assumed for some time: Donald Fehr, the retired executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association who is serving as an adviser to the NHLPA, is an official candidate to become the new executive director. Those close to the union have said for months that Fehr is the favourite for the job to replace Paul Kelly, who was fired in August, 2009.
However, Regehr said Wednesday the structure of the leadership is still under discussion.
added 2:18pm, from Ken Campbell of the Hockey News,
As first reported by THN.com, Fehr has indeed decided he wants to retain an active role with the NHLPA and will almost certainly be front and center during the next round of negotiations for a collective bargaining agreement. He will not be the executive director, but he will guide the new person for the next several years.
The two leading candidates for the executive director’s job are sports labor expert Doug Allen and former assistant executive director of the NFLPA David Faher.
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