The NHLFA was established in 1998 to give average hockey fans across North America a way to express their views on the NHL. We all recognize that hockey today is first, big business and second, sport. It's the fans who keep this business afloat. But of all the interest groups involved in hockey, fans are generally at the bottom of the pecking order, while paying top dollar at the ticket office, the concession booth and the souvenir store.
The National Hockey League and owners have Gary Bettman as their representative; the players have Don Fehr, Executive Director of the NHLPA; the fans have very little representation. The NHLFA aims to change that and to give fans a voice in the future of the NHL.
Currently, labor negotiations are underway between the NHL and the NHLPA. Until labor peace has been re-established, the NHLFA will work towards ensuring fans' voices are heard and a work stoppage does not occur. Please encourage your hockey-loving family and friends to join our community (it's free) and add their voice to our 30,000 strong team. To join our team, click the Registration link on the left navigation menu and please help spread the word about the NHLFA to your friends and family.
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