NHLPA files response to NHL’s class action complaint

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What’s more interesting than talking about legal matters? Hockey — but let’s talk about the prior for a moment.

You might remember that the NHL filed a class action complaint in Federal Court in New York. The league did so in response to the players voting on the matter of giving the NHLPA’s executive board the power to file a disclaimer of interest.

Well, the union has filed its response, courtesy of TSN legal analyst Eric Macramalla.

Let’s pretend for a moment you don’t actually want to read through the roughly 21-page legal statement and would instead like a brief summary. Luckily Macramalla gave just that:

U.S. District Judge Paul A. Engelmayer has been assigned to this case and has scheduled a status conference for Jan. 7. However, Engelmayer said that “the parties are directed to meet and confer on these subjects before Monday Jan. 7.”

In other words, the NHL and union should feel free to reach a new CBA ahead of time.

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Players to re-vote on disclaimer of interest