Labatt to contest the decision of NHL to give rights to Molson
There is plenty of fight that is still left in the National Hockey league or NHL in short, if not exactly same like in the old days. Heavyweights clubbing each other on the ice can still be witnessed on occasional game nights. In time of stress actually skilled players still dance with one another. NHL rolled up its collective corporate sleeves In the 1990s and 2000s as it reached across negotiating on table with the player’s association of the NHL.
But recently the fight has changed form, taking one that is something new that the NHL is currently experiencing. This is one fight that might not include the excitement of a fight on the ice between the players or the corporate class engaged in collective bargaining agreement battle, but still this has other great flavors. The battle is between Labatt’s and Molson’s for clinching the title of “official beer of NHL”.
According to the Mr. John Collins, the chief operating officer of the NHL this is a gigantic deal. The deal saw Molson Canadian outbid Labatt’s to gain a 7 year deal. Mr. Collins said that now Molson will enjoy major positions across all the events of National Hockey League. But there is still some twist. Labatt’s responding to the NHL’s decision said that it has already assented to the terms of renewed contract that was presented by the NHL, despite a notice by the league clearing its intension to terminate the existing relationship. Responding to this Charlie Angelakos, the vice president for corporate affairs of Labatt’s said that they have a legal agreement with the league which they won’t allow to get violated and are currently pursuing all legal remedies available to them to enforce the agreement. The NHL though denies any such agreement for the season of 2011-2012, desperately wanting to end their partnership with Labatt, terming it has a horrible experience.
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