NHL lockout 2012: NHLPA moves closer to disclaimer of interest, according to report

Bruce Bennett

The executive board of the NHLPA has passed a vote, which will allow the players to determine whether the union will pursue a disclaimer of interest.

The executive board of the NHL Players Association passed a vote on Thursday night to allow the players to vote on whether the executive board will pursue a disclaimer of interest, according to a report by Aaron Ward of TSN on Friday afternoon.

A disclaimer of interest would mean that the NHLPA's executive board (the union) would walk away from the players and no longer act as its representation. This course of action would allow the players to pursue anti-trust lawsuits against the NHL in an attempt to have a court rule that the lockout is illegal.

As of Friday afternoon, there has been no indication as to whether the players plan to take the vote. The executive board has merely authorized the players the right to do so.

If the players were to take the vote and pass the act, the NHLPA could declare a disclaimer of interest by sending the Commissioner's office a letter informing them that the union no longer acts as the players' bargaining representation.

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