Not to be outdone by the NHL, the NHLPA released its own statement following the initial collective bargaining session today in New York.
“Eight players on the negotiating committee, along with NHLPA staff, met with commissioner Gary Bettman, four NHL owners and a number of league staff and legal counsel at the league’s office in New York,” said union chief Donald Fehr. “Following today’s meeting, we will review the NHL’s initial presentation with the players’ committee before reconvening for further talks later next week.”
Hmmm…interesting that the union didn’t say the meeting was “cordial” like the league did.
(Yep, we’re posting this sort of stuff now. Get used it. Gonna be a long summer.)
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First things first: Kris Letang might get suspended for Game 4 (if not for more than one game) thanks to this controversial check on Marcus Johansson.
Beyond that, there could be some bumps and bruises from this contest.
Bryan Rust left during the first period and didn’t return to the game after blocking a shot. Brian Dumoulin seemed shaken up after an Alex Ovechkin hit in the third period. The Capitals might have a player or two to look at, as well.
In other words, the Penguins could really lack for quality defensemen with Letang possibly suspended and possible injury absences for Dumoulin and Olli Maatta.
This series is living up to the hype … and really building up the hate.
Yes, NHL is reportedly looking at Letang’s hit on Johansson