NHLPA exec board asks players to empower PA dissolution; NHL files w/Fed court+NLRB
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12-14-2012, 06:56 PM
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The NHL complaint also names #NYR draft pick Cristoval Nieves and #sens draft pick Shane Prince. Thoughts, @mc79hockey?
@reporterchris They want an order that binds players who haven't yet signed NHL contracts is my suspicion but have been drafted.
@mc79hockey @reporterchris The filing points out that both Nieves and Prince live in New York. Would that matter?
@SeanFitz_Gerald It could matter in establishing jurisdiction over them. More practically, Ontario has different rules... @reporterchris
@SeanFitz_Gerald ...when it comes to serving people who live out of province, IIRC. New York may be similar. @reporterchris
You can't force people into a union. This is bizarre.
The NHL seems to be banking on the labor laws and the last interpretation in the NFL case, but even that ruling left the antitrust matter alone, which individual players could still pursue. I wonder if these players are planning on filing the antitrust suits perhaps?
Does this make any sense to you, Ziggy?
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