The NHLPA is holding another conference call later today to try to come to conclusion how to proceed after the firing of Paul Kelly. Kelly was fired abruptly in early September and many members of the association were left scratching their head.
Chris Chelios has been one of the more outspoken players and he has offered some suggestions for solution. His suggestions will be a large part of today’s conference call.
A week ago, veteran defenseman Chris Chelios urged his union brethren in an ad hoc meeting to consider an independent investigation of the events leading to Kelly’s Aug. 31 dismissal, which came shortly before 4 a.m. following a harried vote in a Chicago hotel room. Chelios also requested that the new five-year deal granted in June to the in-house general counsel, Ian Penny, be rescinded, for what Chelios and others believe to be violations of the union’s constitution.
It appears the NHLPA might decided to start fresh and remove everyone from power. It is being reported that advisor Ron Pink and Ombudsman Buzz Hargrove might resign as early as today.