NHLPA will NOT seek share of expansion/relocation fees


Earlier today, The Hockey News’ Ken Campbell set off a mini firestorm with the following tweets:

[tweet https://twitter.com/THNKenCampbell/status/285812803430924288%5D

[tweet https://twitter.com/THNKenCampbell/status/285813819878539264%5D

Suffice to say, the NHL would have very little interest in redefining hockey-related revenue — especially at this stage of negotiations (cue Bill Daly running screaming into the streets of Manhattan) — to include any expansion/relocation windfall. Campbell’s $600 million estimate may actually be on the low side, with potential new markets including Quebec City, Southern Ontario, and Seattle.

Fortunately for all those hoping for an end to the lockout (pretty much everyone except lawyers and possibly David Stern), David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail reports that Campbell’s information is incorrect.

[tweet https://twitter.com/dshoalts/status/285838239577812992%5D

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