Tuesday, May 24, 2005

 

Another Message from Bob

Rumor from a few players...

Bob has left another taped message on the players only website, claiming that we could be in for a long fight...he says the NHL's failure to move off of a Linkage deal and 54% is the problem. He has also said players should call him to get a better understanding. He also said the NHLPA has hired a specialist or firm to go over the NHL's accounting...

Looking into getting more of the message, the above is a composite as told to me by players...but I do not personally believe in going on the source website even though I know journalists who do.

Here are the immediate issues I see with this message.

First off the players I have been in communication with are very upset by the tone of this message.

Secondly, Why are you hiring someone to go over the accounting if you aren't doing a linkage deal.

Finally, the players I talk to have been calling others in the Executive Committee, so maybe he is trying to get some of them to call him again...that would make sense from his perspective...the players aren't happy with this message at all...

Still trying to decipher what this all means, but I've talked to some people who thought the timing was very odd given all that is known about the current state of negotiations...Also anything on the source isn't private...it is a direct statement to the media and more importantly the NHL.We will have to wait and see what the NHL has to say, and if they will comment at all...

Stay tuned



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