August 31, 2009

Hockey Players Oust Director With Input From Ombuds

The National Hockey League Players' Association fired its Executive Director, Paul Kelly, after a lengthy deliberation by the executive board. According to media reports, interim NHPLA Ombuds Buzz Hargrove, was summoned into the boardroom twice to participate in the discussion before a final vote was taken. It is believed that Hargrove presented a review of Kelly’s tenure that indicated employees were divided on Kelly’s proficiency. (Sporting News; Toronto Globe & Mail.)


  1. Blogger doesn't spell check headlines. Sorry for the "hokey" typo.

  2. Anyone else surprised that the NHLPA has an ombudsman?


  3. Yes and no. What is surprising to it from your perspective?