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NHL will seek to cancel contracts if NHLPA dissolves

The NHL wants all contracts signed by the players to be voided if the NHLPA successfully dissolves...

The NHL wants all contracts signed by the players to be voided if the NHLPA successfully dissolves as a union. (Stan Behal/QMI Agency/Files)

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:01 PM ET

The NHL has a poison pill in its lawsuit against the NHL Players' Association.

If the union is successful in winning its disclaimer of interest and then going the route of dissolution, then the NHL wants all contracts signed by the players deemed null and void.

"The NHL requests a declaration that, if the NHLPA's decertification or disclaimer were not deemed invalid by the NLRB, and the collective bargaining relationship between the parties were not otherwise to continue, all existing contracts between NHL players and NHL teams (known as Standard Player's Contracts or "SPCs") would be void and unenforceable," wrote the league.


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