NHLPA approves constitution
Among the significant changes, the new constitution eliminates the Executive Committee, which was comprised of the President and Vice-President positions, leaving the 30 Club Player Representatives to serve as equal voting members of the Executive Board. Also, the positions of Executive Director and General Counsel, which have traditionally been held by the same person, will now be divided between two individuals. Both the Executive Director and the General Counsel will be non-voting members of the Executive Board.There's been some suggestion that Eric Lindros will take on the ombudsman's role, although I could see him taking up one of the player representative posts.
Another new addition to the constitution involves the Executive Board’s appointment of an Ombudsman, with that individual serving as a non-voting member of the Board. The Ombudsman will also recommend a former player to serve in the capacity of Divisional Player Representative for each division in the league for the purpose of liaising with the players in those respective divisions.
It'll be interesting to see how this revamped union can attend to business without players in the president and vice-president roles.