Before the NHLPA house cleaning last week, Paul Kelly and Glenn Healy were going to make a significant gesture to players of previous generations.
They were about to propose the Lester B. Pearson trophy, named after the former Canadian Prime Minister and given to the best player in the league as voted by the players, be renamed after Ted Lindsay, who started the union movement back in the 1950s.
Will the trophy still be renamed? Lindsay is one of the most respected men in hockey, but he has been very vocal in his displeasure of Kelly's firing. Hopefully the petty politics that seems to plague the NHLPA does not get in the way of this one.
Also of note in that article - Susan Foster, the widow of Carl Brewer, confirmed that under Kelly's leadership the NHLPA reached out to NHL pensioners by contributing $1 million annually to the pension fund, and getting the NHL to match it. The article suggests that could amount to as much as an additional $630 a year for every year of service.