Monday, March 05, 2007

Police investigating NHLPA

Toronto police are investigating complaints that executives at the NHL Players Association accessed and in some cases blocked the email accounts of players who have challenged the hiring of the union's executive director.
Just when you thought things couldn't get any uglier in the league's union spat.

I wonder how long it's going to take for one of the big American media organizations to grab hold of this story and really sink its teeth in because it seems like there's an awful lot of dirt yet to come out here.



At 2:36 p.m., March 05, 2007, Blogger BlackCapricorn said...

There is so little coverage of this in the States that I am glad you keep giving us fans updates on this. It will be really interesting to see what comes from all of these investigations, hijinks, whatever. I think the players were right to be vocal in their opposition to the new regime if any of these allegations are proven true.

At 2:51 p.m., March 05, 2007, Blogger Don said...

If the Globe isn't capable of / willing to sink its teeth into this then why should anyone?

At 3:12 p.m., March 05, 2007, Blogger ninja said...

The sad fact the employers read employees emails on the regular sanitizes what should be a rancid stink coming from the NHLPA office.

I don't know how Saskin can look himself in the mirror.

At 3:26 p.m., March 05, 2007, Blogger Kel said...

But the NHLPA is not a company, and the members should be the boss, with the ones receiving salaries (including Saskins) reporting to them. Imagine if you hire some IT professional to set up an e-mail account for you only to discover that they're reading and blocking selective emails without your knowledge.

At 4:01 p.m., March 05, 2007, Blogger Jes Gőlbez said...

The Canadian sites like TSN and Sportsnet do give this some coverage, but likely realize that many people don't care about union infighting. Sure, some of the stuff is juicy, but how many people actually care about Saskin's hiring or not? We just want to see hockey, especially after missing a whole year due to labour dispute.

At 4:12 p.m., March 05, 2007, Anonymous alice said...

What will garner media attention for this, if anything, is the elicit reading of email, by a non-employer. That the story involves hockey will be incidental to the coverage.

At 5:56 p.m., March 05, 2007, Anonymous Jenn said...

We can't get the mainstream media to properly cover the war. I wouldn't hold my breath with the hope that they ever deign to cover something hockey related.

At 12:17 p.m., March 06, 2007, Anonymous kwyjibo said...

do you people actually read newspapers? or just pre-emptively bitch?


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