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NHLPA memo reinforcing player resolve?

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08:24 AM ET 09.21 | Keeping a membership informed, at least from its own perspective, is the charge of a union leader, and it seems Donald Fehr is doing just that. Fehr addressed his players on Wednesday by way of a memorandum, providing a status update on negotiations and some details on the specifics proposed by both sides. ... The memo is clear in its presentation and potentially complicated concepts are distilled nicely for player consumption. This is important for a Union that wants to ensure player unity and solidarity. Understanding competing proposals and their impact, may make it more likely that players will stay banded together. This memo is of course only the Union's side of things.

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September 21, 2012  08:41 AM ET

Union Leadership 101

September 21, 2012  08:54 AM ET
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Union Leadership 101

Union Leadership 201

Ensure all picketers have ample supplies of beer at all times.

September 21, 2012  08:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Union Leadership 101

To be sure...but also P.R. 101
Fehr knows that this union will never be mistaken for The Teamsters, and that they need to appear to the public and the owners to be one for all and all for one here.

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September 21, 2012  09:23 AM ET

All the Players are "resolved" too at present is a ridiculous share of revenues that is never gonna happen. Every pay cheque they lose on a lost cause is a stupidity receipt.

September 21, 2012  09:27 AM ET
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To be sure...but also P.R. 101Fehr knows that this union will never be mistaken for The Teamsters, and that they need to appear to the public and the owners to be one for all and all for one here.

Union Leadership is mostly about PR

September 21, 2012  09:27 AM ET
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Union Leadership 201Ensure all picketers have ample supplies of beer at all times.

and a place to pee

September 21, 2012  09:45 AM ET
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and a place to pee

That would be the sidewalk ;)

September 21, 2012  09:57 AM ET
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and a place to pee

The Buttgoblin could use a few Golden Showers.

September 21, 2012  10:01 AM ET
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That would be the sidewalk ;)

even the ladies from Vancouver
?
(tweak)

September 21, 2012  10:08 AM ET
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All the Players are "resolved" too at present is a ridiculous share of revenues that is never gonna happen. Every pay cheque they lose on a lost cause is a stupidity receipt.

So I guess I've never aired my ignorance (at least on this matter) before...the % of HRR the players get, where does that go? They sign contracts for salary, so it doesn't go there. I assume it goes to pension or something.

September 21, 2012  10:31 AM ET
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The Buttgoblin could use a few Golden Showers.

and probably has...he has been givingthem to the fans for years

September 21, 2012  10:47 AM ET
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and probably has...he has been givingthem to the fans for years

Do you mean he's been pissing on me and telling me it's raining? I am shocked and appalled. Sorry, got that confused with unsurprised and ticked off.

September 21, 2012  11:43 AM ET
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So I guess I've never aired my ignorance (at least on this matter) before...the % of HRR the players get, where does that go? They sign contracts for salary, so it doesn't go there. I assume it goes to pension or something.

HRR is a projection the league forecasts for the year. If the league and the players agree on a 50/50 split and the projection is $3 bill the players would be paid $1.5 bil in the form of salaries and benefits. Once the numbers are crunched and if HRR was higher the players would be paid more the opposite be true if HRR was lower then expected. I think that's how it works.

September 21, 2012  11:50 AM ET
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Do you mean he's been pissing on me and telling me it's raining? I am shocked and appalled. Sorry, got that confused with unsurprised and ticked off.

sorry to burst your bubble my friend....I also have to let you know a few other things:
1) No matter what the regular season record, never bet San Jose or Vancouver in the finals, no matter whom they're playing
2) For many good reasons, and for no reason at all, Briak Burke will be Irked regularly
3) Bettman is a vile, evil, horrible little troll
4) Mares eat oats and does eat oats, but little lambs eat ivy

September 21, 2012  11:56 AM ET
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To be sure...but also P.R. 101Fehr knows that this union will never be mistaken for The Teamsters, and that they need to appear to the public and the owners to be one for all and all for one here.

it's a shame. Would be a bad idea if Bettman got cement shoes

September 21, 2012  11:57 AM ET
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it's a shame. Would be a bad idea if Bettman got cement shoes

*wouldnt be.....

September 21, 2012  11:59 AM ET
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even the ladies from Vancouver?(tweak)

yes and they lie down in the street to make out

September 21, 2012  12:49 PM ET

Banded together while some playing overseas.....

Right.

 
September 21, 2012  01:09 PM ET
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yes and they lie down in the street to make out

Why the hell have I never been to Vancouver???

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