December 15, 2012
NHL will seek to cancel contracts if NHLPA dissolves
By BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency
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.