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11-16-2012, 11:57 AM
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how ironic that the roots of 2012-13 NHL lockout can be traced back to Lindros and his henchmen sacking paul kelly which opened up the opportunity to allow donald fehr assume head of the PA...

The union named Penny as the interim executive director, and a search has begun for a full-time replacement. Sources close to the situation told that former NHLPA associate counsel Ian Pulver, Penny and Pink are the leading candidates to take over as executive director.

Former ombudsman Eric Lindros, who is rumored to be the driving force behind Kelly’s ouster (because Kelly reportedly forced Lindros to resign in February), is also expected to come back into the fold as well.

Hargrove, Penny, Pink, Pulver and Lindros represent the old guard of the NHLPA, one that was confrontational, hard-lined and more concerned with money than the overall well-being of the union and the game. They come from a time when chaos and greed ruled the players’ association and still believe the union conceded too much after the 2004-05 lockout.

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