The NHL players are getting organized in their efforts to oust NHLPA executive director Ted Saskin.
The Toronto Sun is reporting a petition is being circulated by NHL players demanding the resignation of Saskin.
"Fourteen teams do not support Ted and want him to resign," Chris Chelios told The Toronto Sun yesterday. "It's just a matter of time before we get the necessary signatures.
"The PA is operating in a climate of secrecy. We cannot get the answers to any of our questions. Players don't have access to information. One thing a union has to be is transparent."
This issue has been floating around for the past couple of weeks, and goes much deeper than this. I had a phone talk with Eklund about this major problem, and I've talked to several mainstream media people about this. This issue is a very big issue, and could cause a lot of problems. Worst Case Scenario : The current CBA could even be considered void due to things caused by Saskin/Daley. I doubt it would get to that point, but I can tell you that if this situation was where it is today, say...6 months ago, the media would be all over this. You can thank the NHL wanting to "market the playoff race" for this situation being kept hush-hush