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08-27-2009, 04:29 PM
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NHLPA fires Paul Kelly (UPD: player review of firing completed)

NHLPA executive director Paul Kelly, who has been on the job less than two years, is facing intense scrutiny according to union sources and his status may be challenged when the Players' Association's 30-member executive committee convenes Sunday and Monday in Chicago at a regularly scheduled meeting.

Sources tell TSN that NHLPA interim ombudsman, Buzz Hargrove, is expected to make a presentation to the committee identifying concerns within the association about Kelly's leadership. No details have emerged about the nature of the concerns.
Sources say a divide in leadership intensified in June at the summer meetings in Las Vegas when Hargrove, advisory board head Ron Pink and the advisory board addressed the membership privately and emerged with the executive committee's consent on a 5-year contract extension for NHLPA counsel, Ian Penny, without Kelly's consultation. A union source said that exclusion violated the PA's constitution. However, a another source predicts that point is likely to be debated in Chicago.

Author postulates that either Kelly might go, or perhaps Hargrove et al.

Escrow retention and the cap perhaps?

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