NHLPA eyes breakup; NHL responds

Updated: December 15, 2012, 12:14 PM ET
By Katie Strang | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- The NHL Players' Association moved one step closer to disbanding the union with a preliminary vote toward disclaiming interest, and the NHL responded with a pre-emptive strike of its own as the two sides appear to be headed for what could be a nasty court battle.

Upon learning the NHLPA's executive board voted Thursday night potentially to dissolve the union, the NHL filed a class-action complaint in federal court as well as a Unfair Labor Practice Charge with the National ...

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