Found December 05, 2011 on Kukla's Korner:
PLAYERS: Donald Fehr
The union’s input is still an important step in the realignment process. “Realignment requires an agreement between the league and the NHLPA,” said Players’ Association spokesperson Jonathan Weatherdon. “We look forward to continuing our discussions with the league regarding this matter.” That from a TSN story on realignment and Darren Dreger had tweeted it earlier too. I tweeted earlier and asked if Donald Fehr would use this as a bargaining chip.  I guess we will find out soon enough.

NHL Realignment Scraps Six Divisions For Four Conferences

The NHL approved a completely new and “radical” realignment of its teams Monday night, changing its six-division format to four conferences. Talks about making changes to the six-division format really heated up when the Atlanta Thrashers moved to Winnipeg this offseason. With two options on the table – one dramatic, one simple – the NHL picked the more drastic realignment...
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