Players authorize NHLPA to file disclaimer of interest

Players authorize NHLPA to file disclaimer of interest
December 21, 2012, 6:00 pm
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Only 22 of 728 players voted against authorizing the union to file a disclaimer of interests. (AP IMAGES)

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The NHLPA has wrapped up voting to authorize the union’s executive board to file a disclaimer of interest should it so choose.

While the union refused to publicly disclose the results, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports the players “overwhelmingly” gave their authorization to the board (as was expected).

If a disclaimer of interest is ultimately filed (the board reportedly has until Jan. 2 to decide), it’s unclear how it may affect the stalled CBA negotiations.

According to NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, it won’t help.

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