NHL players have a chance to get their message out by writing a letter to NHL commissioner Gary Bettman.
The players will be the first to voice their displeasure with the NHLPA and the current internet marketing agreement with the league, which they say is a sham.
The NHLPA released a statement saying it was not happy with the current online marketing agreement between the league and the NHL.
The union says it will contact Bettman and other NHL officials to ask them to reject the current agreement.
The players’ letter will be posted to their website at 10 a.m.
ET Wednesday, the NHL said.
Players will not be allowed to make public statements until the letter is posted, which will be in conjunction with the Players’ March.
The letter will include the following statement:The players have been contacted by representatives from the NHL, the union and the League’s Players’ Association, which oversees player contracts.
The union says that’s a sham because the NHL has agreed to the agreement and is the exclusive agent of the NHL and NHLPA.
“We will continue to work with the League to ensure the rights of all players are protected,” the players’ statement said.
The deal with the players expires at the end of next season.