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Coach Selly
11-26-2012, 08:38
NHLPA STATEMENT FROM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DON FEHR

TORONTO (November 23, 2012) – Don Fehr, National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) Executive Director, released the following statement this afternoon regarding the NHL’s cancellation of games through December 14th and the 2013 NHL All-Star Weekend:

“On Wednesday, the players presented a comprehensive proposal, once again moving in the owners’ direction in order to get the game back on the ice. The gap that remains on the core economic issues is $182 million. On Wednesday, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said that the league is losing $18-20 million per day during the lockout, therefore two more weeks of cancelled games far exceeds the current economic gap. It makes the NHL’s announcement of further game cancellations, including the 2013 All-Star Weekend, all the more unnecessary, and disappointing for all hockey fans – especially those in Columbus. The players remain ready to negotiate but we require a willing negotiating partner.”

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