ESPN says that Paul Kelly is distraught after being removed as the head of the NHLPA:
"I'd say that unless someone has gone through this type of experience, it's difficult for people to fathom the range of emotions, the stress that you feel," Kelly said Wednesday during an interview with ESPN.com.
"It's been an excruciating past three days. I can't say that I've fully come to grips with all of my emotions. I'm still feeling a tremendous degree of sadness and disappointment and still an element of shock.
The article also adds that Kelly's "transgressions" included being too media friendly as well as not developing relationships with players.