NHLPA fires Paul Kelly (UPD: player review of firing completed)
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08-31-2009, 04:43 PM
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James Murphy (hockeyscribe22) had this little nugget on NESN.com:
According to sources, part of this group’s desire to get rid of Kelly also stemmed from Kelly ordering an internal audit (by a top former FBI forensic accountant) of the players' association's expenses during the previous three years before he took over. That audit was still ongoing prior to Kelly’s dismissal. Through it,
Kelly discovered that then-interim leaders Penny and Lindros were spending millions of dollars of the union’s money. Lindros ended up resigning, but word is, that move fueled this attack on Kelly, and Lindros was very much involved.
Kelly also beat out Pink for the executive director job, and the belief is that Pink is still sour over that.
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