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NHL Labor Talks: Union Not Ready To Respond To League Offer
Published July 19, 2012
Although the proposal was criticized by some columnists and player agents, Canucks C Manny Malhotra said the NHLPA will not overreact in meetings or in the press. “No one flew off the handle,” said Malhotra. “It’s a long process.” Rangers C Brandon Dubinsky said there was no reason yet to respond to the league’s proposal, “until we get all of the information.” NHLPA Exec Dir Donald Fehr was asked if he was concerned that the negotiations would be all about rollbacks for the players. “I hope not,” Fehr said. “We will see where that goes.” Meetings are scheduled for today and Friday in N.Y.