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Thirty years ago, baseball took a (paid) two-day break

If you’re not old enough to drink (legally), you’ve never experienced anything but blissful baseball labor peace — 21 seasons of rainouts and cold weather posing the biggest threats to a fixed schedule. But the 22 years before that were a little different — five strikes, three lockouts and seemingly as much Marvin Miller and Donald Fehr as Yankees and Red Sox. Thursday marks...
Via Fox Sports
August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: NHL players want to compete in the 2018 Olympics

Will NHL players compete in the 2018 Winter Olympics scheduled to be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea? That topic has been widely discussed and debated ever since the final whistle blew on the 2014 Winter Olympics which saw Canada take home the gold. The introduction of the World Cup of Hockey, scheduled for 2016 in Toronto, has led many to believe the NHL is trying to move away...
Via Bloguin Best
July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Fehr helps usher in much-needed stability to NHL

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Donald Fehr was holding court at a table inside a large hotel ballroom, where NHL players and agents were casually enjoying a late breakfast during the league's recent All-Star weekend. With the top button of his white shirt undone and his sport coat hanging off the back of a chair, the executive director of the NHL Players Association broke into a grin recalling...
Via AP on Fox
February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

NHLPA Boss Don Fehr: Expect Another Lockout

Have the NHL and the NHLPA no shame? Below is a series of tweets from Renaud Lavoie with TVA in Montreal regarding the ever tenuous relationship between the league and the players union. Head of NHLPA, Don Fehr, said last week to @thehockeynews that he expect another lockout at the end of the CBA. — Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) December 22, 2014 Here’s what deputy commissioner...
Via NY Rangers Blog
December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Hated Chicago Sports Villains You May (Or May Not) Remember

For every great hero, there has to be a great villain and Chicago sports history has seen plenty of them.  Who were the worst of the worst? Donald Fehr Who?  That’s certainly what a lot of people reading that name are saying.  It’s okay to not remember him.  Most casual sports fans wouldn’t, but Donald Fehr should mean an awful lot to the Chicago White Sox faithful. ...
Via Sports Mockery
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

World Cup of Hockey Targeted For September 2016

NHLPA chief Donald Fehr has reportedly confirmed the dates for the World Cup, expected to take place in Toronto from September 15th-October 1st in 2016. As reported back in June, the tournament, which could act as a replacement for the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, will feature just eight teams. Currently, Canada, USA, Finland, Russia, Sweden and the Czech Republic are confirmed...
Via The Hockey House
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

World Cup of Hockey to return?

Per Puck Daddy, citing a translated article from, Donald Fehr (head of the NHLPA) let slip that the World Cup of Hockey will return in 2016, between September 15 and October 1. Canada, USA, Finland, Sweden, Russia, and the Czech Republic will take part in the tournament, along with two additional countries (Slovakia and Switzerland were […] The post World Cup of Hockey...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Union Chief Michael Weiner Passes Away At 51

Michael Weiner, who took over the reins of the Major League Baseball Players Association just four years ago, died yesterday of complications associated with an inoperable brain tumor. He was 51 years of age. Weiner's laid-back style was a stark contrast to the more formal demeanor of his predecessor Donald Fehr. Weiner had many connections to New England—including attendance at...
Via FenwayNation
November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

MLBPA executive director Michael Weiner passes away at 51

Michael Weiner, the executive director of the MLB Players Association, has passed away following a 15 month battle with brain cancer. Weiner was just 51 years old. Weiner became executive director of the MLBPA four years ago, replacing the controversial Donald Fehr. He was popular among both the players and the league, and was responsible for leading the negotiations of the newest...
Via The Outside Corner
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

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