NHLPA boss Fehr about season, CBA negotiations



TORONTO (AP) — Donald Fehr has never been more excited about the start of a hockey season.

The still new executive director of the NHL Players’ Association came to hockey a little later in life and finally feels as though he knows the sport well enough to truly enjoy it.

More importantly, the former head of the powerful baseball players’ union is looking forward to negotiating a new collective bargaining agreement with the league — the main task he was hired to perform.

Those discussions are scheduled to begin shortly after the NHL All-Star break at the end of January.