5 years ago

Daniel Cleary thinks the players will overwhelming support vote to give the NHLPA's board the authority to file a disclaimer of interest.

Cleary even said that if less than 99.8% of the players vote in favor of the measure, then he'd be disappointed. The players agreeing to giving the board that power would be another step towards dissolving the union. These actions could pressure the two sides into ending the lockout, but it's also possible that this is the start of a long court battle, the outcome of which might fundamentally change the way the NHL operates.