NHLPA begins disclaimer vote
NEW YORK -- The NHLPA began another vote to reauthorize the executive board the right to disclaim interest, a source confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com, as the union and league spent Thursday without any formal labor negotiations.
Although the two sides are expected to continue the mediation process Friday morning, it appears the mounting optimism from earlier this week has dulled. As conflicts between the NHL and union resurfaced, so has the possibility of the union disbanding.
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