TSN/Fan 590/Sportsnet: NHLPA schedules noon conf call to discuss with players

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  1. Jobu

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    ...with player reps to inform them of the new deal. Unsure of when ratification will commence.

    Fan590 still saying that the call is to "ratify the deal," but I think they are misuing the word.

    EDIT - TSN now reporting it from the story on their main page ("In addition, the NHLPA has called a noon et conference call with its the player representatives.").
     
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  2. sharkyz15

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    Ratification to start TODAY!!!!!!!

    Heard on Fan 590

    Confrence is schedualed

    hope it doesnt take too long
     
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  4. Brent Burns Beard

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    how do 600+ players vote on a conference call ?

    dr
     
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    Thirded. I can't see them ratifying this deal that quickly though, how is this possible. If it is the case though....holy crap. So does this mean the draft lottery will be held tomorrow, the season starting friday? ;)

    I would imagine this would just be the player rep discussion and not the full 700+ membership vote.
     
  6. Jobu

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    Why not?

    More likely, this is a call with the Exec Committee.
     
  7. sharkyz15

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    I almost got the impression the whole thing is getting done today
     
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    They said Sportsnet is reporting this. Did anyone see it on Sportsnet? I can't find it on their site.
     
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    How to heck to you get over 700 players on multiple continents on a conference call on a few hours notice? Do they only need X number of votes for it to be ratified, or is it an everybody-must-vote scenario?

    This seems difficult to accomplish, to say the least.
     
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    alphabetically.....Abid you go first....Zubov take a nap!
     
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    yeah it does....perhaps the players have to call their team reps and say 'yay' or 'nay' and the rep then has to phone in the results to the exec. committee. that's the only way i could think of to make it semi-managable.
     
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    Is Antti Aalto still an NHLPA member?
     
  13. This will take about 5 days to finish. You can't just do ratification in one day with over 700 players.
     
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    I agree. McKenzie still says a player ratification vote meeting will happen in Toronto. However, I have to think that such a meeting would be even more difficult to arrange on short notice, having to get everyone fly in.

    I undertand the players need some explanation (reason why I can't see ratification happening today), but not sure a face-to-face meeting is necessary.
     
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    it's not like they all didn't know what was going on.


    I doubt 700 guys will be on conference call. They don't need 700 to vote yes. 400 is different.
     
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    team rep calls each player to get vote. 30 team rep roll call. Team rep says 20-5 yes or 13-12 no. Votes are added up, ratification passes or fails. That's my guess.
     
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    Anyway, what are the players saying 'yay' or 'nay' too? None of them (apart from a very select few) will know anything about the deal. Will they be told "cap, floor, UFA, length, now vote!"?
     
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    I believe they vote on the NHLPA's secure website.
     
  20. Jobu

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    Makes sense. I still question whether or not they need to give everyone a copy of the document, or at least an Executive Summary. I wouldn't want to be voting on something I didn't know about. But I guess a one or two page skinny would work... e.g., cap #, escrow, salary arb changes, min salary, etc.
     
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    Wow if this is all true they sure are planning for the perfect day (as not sports are occurring today, almost at all). In addition, if they had it done by noon it would give plenty of time on ESPN, TSN, or whatever to dominate the sports media today-well TSN anyway
     
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    Actually I couldn't disagree more. I think the vast majority of players have only heard snippets of the rumoured deal if that, and those through many different media lenses. Informing the electorate will take longer than a few hours.
     
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    How about Andrei Zyuzin?
     
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    Exactly. Most players would not take the time to read a 600 page legal document.

    They'll get the cliff notes version and vote on it.
     
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    He can wait until August... like Spungo.
     
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