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SBD/February 8, 2011/Leagues and Governing Bodies
New NHL Exec Rob Blake Looking To Give A Voice To Western Teams
Published February 8, 2011
HOT BUTTON ISSUE: In N.Y., Larry Brooks noted the NHLPA “has consistently argued against punishments that fit the crime of head-targeting," and this is “going to be an interesting issue by which to gauge” NHLPA Exec Dir Donald Fehr. NHL CBA negotiations “are a year or so away,” but hits to the head and the “fallout from the increasing attention paid to the concussion issue are a matter of clear and present danger Fehr and his new leadership group … must address immediately.” Brooks: “If there is a stain on Fehr's record leading the MLBPA, it is that union's leadership's failure to address and protect the health issue of its players relating to steroids and other PEDs” (N.Y. POST, 2/6).