NHLPA boss talks still on

ERIC FRANCIS, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:54 AM ET

Robyn Regehr spent his first day back in Calgary working the phones almost as hard as he works the corners.

That's because the Calgary Flames' union player rep is heavily involved in trying to solidify who will become the NHLPA's next executive director.

"That last call was from someone with a bunch of questions, and then there's a call later today to deal with issues," said Regehr between calls.

"We'll talk about where we go leadership-wise."

Amidst the ongoing reports linking former head of the baseball players union Donald Fehr to the NHLPA's vacant leadership role was a suggestion Regehr has shown concern over the compensation package Fehr is looking for.

"I ask as many questions as I possibly can because that's the way you bring out some really good issues for people who are maybe new to the board or are afraid to ask," said Regehr when asked of his alleged concerns.

"The number one goal is the best thing for my teammates and fellow players."

Although not on the five-player search committee or the executive board, Regehr has been heavily involved in the union's next long-awaited hire, including personal chats with Fehr.

"I talked to him on the last phone call we had and also talked to him personally," said Regehr, who planned on participating in Wednesday afternoon's conference call during which Fehr's hiring was to be debated again.

"It's not that I don't like him or like him, I'm just trying to do the best job I can."


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