New NHLPA Executive Director to be Hired (...an off-seaon thread)
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07-14-2010, 12:44 PM
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Donald Fehr and I are both alums of the same law school so it's nice for all of us alums to see our high profile alum do well (Well, highest profile for the law school since President Truman).
That said, I worry that Fehr will drive the NHLPA to a strike. He plays hardball (no pun intended). My hope is that Fehr sees how the MLB 94 strike hurt baseball and how the NHL lockout really hurt the NHL, and that the NHL (and really, it's players who he will represent) cannot afford another work stoppage in terms of gaining "market share" in the United States. Not saying that he can't take tough stances and be a master negotiator, but the major portions of the current CBA should stay relatively intact, with only Fehr's prowess coming into play for minor tweaks that benefit players.
If that is how it will play out, landing Donald Fehr would be a great move for the NHLPA. But whenever Fehr is involved, you have to fear the worst.
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