NHL vs NHLPA: European drafted players "defected status" w/o transfer agreement
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04-08-2009, 04:06 PM
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That would appear to be the case unless the NHLPA gets anywhere with their complaint to the NLRB. The NHLPA lost their grievance against the NHL to stop the "Defected" status from being re-instated while there's no NHL/IIHF transfer agreement in place.
some decent articles with more detail:
The reason why the NHLPA lost the grievance seems to be that the arbitrator determined intent in the communications between Daly and Saskin resulting in the Letter Agreement supported the NHL's position.
Thanks for the input mouser. As always it is greatly appreciated.
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