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The NHL Continues To Try And Discredit Fehr

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

Absent a cogent bargaining approach beyond just saying “No,” the NHL continues to attempt to discredit NHLPA executive director Don Fehr.

Everyone by now is familiar with the league’s back-channel assertion Fehr doesn’t accurately relay information from the NHL to the rank-and-file; that he withholds information to suit his own anti-salary cap agenda.

The latest, though, Slap Shots has learned, is this rumor circulating through the Board that Fehr has a clause in his contract under which he would receive an $8 million payment should the PA vote to accept a CBA against his recommendation.

“Nonsense ... comical,” Fehr said once he stopped laughing when asked about it yesterday. “I’d say that I only wish I were that good a negotiator for myself, except that I don’t even want to joke about it.”

It all appears to be part of a strategy to paint Fehr as unethical in order to undermine his influence with the players.

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HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

The same league throwing around contracts like hotcakes before the lock-out then asking for a quarter of the money on those back, is trying to paint Fehr as unethical, eh?  Goooood luck.

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 12/02/12 at 02:54 PM ET

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