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11-29-2012, 10:44 AM
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Ready for some labour? Next Wednesday is a huge day with the NHL board of governors meeting in New York City. Will commissioner Gary Bettman reserve the most important part of the get-together for the highest levels only? Each team has one governor and at least two alternates with one exception -- the Phoenix Coyotes, who only have the latter. In at least one meeting during the last lockout, there was a point where Bettman told all the alternates to leave, so only the true decision-maker for each franchise would be in there with him.
That will be James "I want us to play hockey" Dolan

A number of reports criticised the NHLPA for waiting so long to consider decertification because it takes time. That's true, it can take 45-60 days because a formal vote must happen through the National Labour Relations Board, but there is a slightly different process to be aware of. It's called "Disclaiming." Basically, it means NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr can say he no longer represents the players in collective bargaining. Barring a breakthrough in mediation, it's expected the NHLPA will begin moving in that direction very shortly. It can take effect immediately. It's what the NBA did days before reaching a settlement last November.
Lets go. Union gets put back together when a deal is reached.

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