NHLPA Given Authority to File Disclaimer of Interest
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12-21-2012, 10:42 PM
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That is exactly what the players were told, and they did pass it, overwhelmingly. This path has been an ongoing discussion in the PA for a considerable length of time.
That's simply not true.
You can find quotes today from Winnik (who is on the negotiating committee) that it's to get negotiations going. Kessel saying that since it worked for NBA and NFL he's hoping it would work here.
The players aren't looking at this as a nuclear option. No quote over several months seems to suggest this. They view it just as something that will get them leverage in the negotiations.
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