News From The Telephone – 12/27/12

March 3, 2012; Sunrise, FL, USA; Florida Panthers goalie Scott Clemmensen (30) blocks a shot from Nashville Predators center David Legwand (11) during the first period at the BankAtlantic Center. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

It is time to catch up on News from the Telephone…

On December 22, the players that belong to the NHLPA voted overwhelmingly to give the executive board power to file a disclaimer of interest until January 2nd.  This means the union has taken steps towards being able to file antitrust lawsuits against the league, and owners.

The NHL has lost a total of 625 games to date, including the Winter Classic and All Star Weekend/Game.

President Obama urged the NHL and NHLPA to “do right by the fans” and find a way to agree to a new Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Montreal Canadiens defenseman Josh Gorges extented an open invitation via Twitter advising people to join him at a Montreal ice rink for a pickup game of hockey.

That’s all for now.





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