Sorry this is coming to all of you so late, we're still hitting a few bumps in the road.
As per TSN former Executive Director Paul Kelly and the NHLPA have reached a settlement. Here is the full story:
The National Hockey League Players' Association and recently ousted executive director Paul Kelly have reached a tentative settlement.
According to a report in the New York Post, the union will pay its former executive director $1.5 million, plus $200,000 in attorney's fees.
The agreement, reached by attorneys for both parties, is subject to ratification by a majority vote of the 30 player representatives. Voting will be conducted by email over the next 72 hours.
Kelly was fired by the NHLPA last August, less than two years into his five-year contract. He succeeded Ted Saskin in 2007 after Saskin was dismissed over allegations he had been monitoring players' confidential emails.
The former "big topic issue" of the NHL (now taken over by the Alexandre Burrows--Augur incident) seems to finally be boiling down. There was a few questions as to when this was going to be taken care of but it appears to be finishing up, we will keep an eye on it here for you of course. Thoughts?