October 10, 2012
Blair Chahley – Robert Blair, Chris Butler/Matt Stajan/MichaelCammalleri/Blake Comeau/Derek Smith/Tim Jackman/DennisWideman/Jarome Iginala/Sam Gagner/Nick Schultz/Shawn Horcoff/RyanWhitney/Eric Belanger/Corey Potter/Mark Giordano/Mikael Backlund/RyanSmyth/Mikka Kiprusoff/Devan Dubnyk/Ryan Jones/Henrik Karlsson/CorySarich/Alex Tanguay, National Hockey League Players’ Association - DonZavelo, Heenan Blaikie - Peter Gall, Q.C., McLennan Ross - Hugh McPhail,Q.C., Calgary Flames Hockey Club (Calgary Flames Limited Partnership) -Ken King, Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club (Rexall Sports Corp.) - HughMcPhail, Q.C., The National Hockey League - Bill Daly
RE: An application brought by the National Hockey League Players’Association, Chris Butler, Matt Stajan, Michael Cammalleri,Blake Comeau, Derek Smith, Tim Jackman, Dennis Wideman,Jarome Iginala, Sam Gagner, Nick Schultz, Shawn Horcoff, RyanWhitney, Eric Belanger, Corey Potter, Mark Giordano, MikaelBacklund, Ryan Smyth, Mikka Kiprusoff, Devan Dubnyk, RyanJones, Henrik Karlsson, Cory Sarich and Alex Tanguay
affectingthe Edmonton Oilers Hockey Corp., the Calgary Flames HockeyClub and The National Hockey League – Board File No. GE-06474
 Despite bargaining over the late spring and summer of 2012,
theNational Hockey League (“NHL”) and the National Hockey League PlayersAssociation (“NHLPA”) failed to reach a new collective agreement. As setout in a letter from William Daly, Deputy Commissioner of the NHL to theNHLPA leading up to the start of bargaining on May 15
, if the parties failedto reach a new collective agreement, the NHL wished to terminate thecollective agreement pursuant to section 8(d)(1) of the
U.S. National Labor Relations Act.
With no collective agreement achieved before termination,the NHL locked-out its players effective Sunday, September 15
. The NHLPA and a number of its members
allege the lockout isunlawful in the province of Alberta as it is contrary to section 87 of the
Labour Relations Code
“). The NHLPA seek a declaration to thateffect and a cease and desist order requiring the NHL and its two Albertabased member clubs to refrain from further unlawful lockout. Among otherremedies, the NHLPA also asks for an order requiring the Calgary FlamesHockey Club (Calgary Flames Limited Partnership) (“Calgary Flames”) andthe Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club (Rexall Sports Corp.) (“Edmonton Oilers”)to open training camp on a business as usual basis.
Unless otherwise indicated, all dates refer to the year 2012.
Letter from William L. Daly, Deputy Commissioner of the NHL, dated May 15,2012.
For ease of reading, when we refer to the NHLPA, we also include the individualmembers who are party to this application.
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