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TORONTO/NEW YORK (September 12, 2012) – The NHLPA and at least 16 players of the Montreal Canadiens filed an Application in Montreal on Wednesday with the Commission Des Relations Du Travail (Quebec Labor Relations Board), asking it to declare that the NHL’s planned lockout is illegal in Quebec.
An emergency hearing on the application is scheduled for Friday morning, at 10:30 a.m. ET, in Montreal.
“The players on the Montreal Canadiens simply want the labour laws of Quebec upheld, so that we can continue to play hockey while we work towards reaching a fair contract with the NHL,” said Josh Gorges, Canadiens defenceman.
In Quebec, an employer is not allowed to lock out employees unless they belong to a union that has been certified by the Quebec Labour board. The NHLPA is not a certified union in Quebec.
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P.K. Subban is believed to be working toward a contract extension with the Canadiens, but it isn't a done deal just yet, so perhaps we shouldn't rule anything out. The Flyers and Canadiens have at least chatted about a trade involving Subban, according to RDS.ca's Bertrand Raymond. Raymond's report, which is written in French, indicates (via Google's translator...
The Montreal Canadiens have every intent to re-sign restricted free agent defenseman P.K. Subban. They have made him multiple offers, and have reportedly increased the amounts each time. Still, Subban is reluctant to sign for what Montreal is offering.
Like sharks who smell blood in the water, the Philadelphia Flyers have pounced on the situation.
The Flyers are desperate...
By James Stephan (@J_Habs)
According to Bertrand Raymond of RDS the Philadelphia Flyers and the Montreal Canadiens have had trade talks revolving around young star P.K. Subban.
The talks reportedly took place shortly after Nashville had matched the Flyers’ offer sheet to Predators captain Shea Weber.
The Montreal Canadiens have hit somewhat of a lull with negotiating...
Well, it was only a matter of time until the trade rumours really started, given that PK Subban still has yet to sign with the Habs.
Slam.ca is reporting that the Philadelphia Flyers have asked about a deal involving Subban, and ony can only wonder if this is the first step before a potential offer sheet to the restricted free agent. You'll find a link to the article...
Ok, maybe our rivals to the north aren't ALL bad *ducks incoming thrown objects*. My coworker just informed me about this article on ESPN. The short of it is, some members of the Canadiens are trying to appeal to the Quebec Labour Board to prevent the work stoppage. The NHLPA is not recognized as a union up there, so if successful, those teams could be allowed to practice...