NHL gathers quotes, tweets as evidence against NHLPA

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman smiles during a press conference in New York, N.Y., Oct. 24, 2012....

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman smiles during a press conference in New York, N.Y., Oct. 24, 2012. (ANDREW KELLY/Reuters)

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:24 PM ET

The NHL didn't waste any time building its case against the NHL Players' Association.

In a class action complaint filed at a New York court Friday, the league included plenty of evidence to try and establish that the union had always intended to decertify or file a disclaimer of interest.

There were 36 players named in the statement of claim by the league -- all members of the NHLPA's executive committee and even some draft picks -- as the league went to great lengths to prove its case.


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