The players ended a five day electronic vote by giving the NHLPA Executive board the power to file a Disclaimer of Interest in the courts.
According to TSN, as well as other national media sources, the vote was 706-22. That's 97%.
That constitutes an overwhelming majority (about as close to unanimous as you can get) of the players backing NHLPA Executive Donald Fehr and the NHLPA Executive board.
Yes we all know that the NHL launched their pre-emptive strike before the vote, but one would think that Fehr planned on that happening and was prepared.
A quick note: According to hoopshype.com, during the NBA lockout, 63 pro players played overseas.
NHL.com's Slava Malamud takes us back to a time when the world was changing dramatically.
|Alex "Alexander the Great" Mogilny|
Some of the points on Mogilny which Malamud touches upon are--his defection (which was covered nicely here,) his incredible 92-93 season and his influence upon present Sabres prospect Mikhail Grigorenko.