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Blackhawks refused to report alleged sex abuse of players to police: source

Started by L K, June 17, 2021, 01:48:08 PM

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herman

Let's see how quickly the media jumps to 'mission accomplished' on this terrible situation and coverup after a token bloodletting of x-ing out a name and a fortuitous blockbuster deal to flood the airwaves.
"Can't let the poison get to you"
#BeBlessed #scumbag

OldTimeHockey

Quote from: herman on November 04, 2021, 09:56:46 AM
Let's see how quickly the media jumps to 'mission accomplished' on this terrible situation and coverup after a token bloodletting of x-ing out a name and a fortuitous blockbuster deal to flood the airwaves.

The media plays a big part in this. Fans do as well.

Nik

Quote from: OldTimeHockey on November 04, 2021, 10:12:52 AM
Quote from: herman on November 04, 2021, 09:56:46 AM
Let's see how quickly the media jumps to 'mission accomplished' on this terrible situation and coverup after a token bloodletting of x-ing out a name and a fortuitous blockbuster deal to flood the airwaves.

The media plays a big part in this. Fans do as well.

Kind of makes you wish there was a much beloved and admired poster on a hockey forum who has tried for years to tell other fans that caring only about winning to the exclusion of all else is toxic and breeds a terrible environment for sports.

If only.
I wish to hell I'd never said "Winning isn't everything it's the only thing". What I believe is, if you go out on a football field, or any endeavour in life, and you leave every fibre of what you have on the field, then you've won.
- Vince Lombardi

OldTimeHockey

Quote from: Nik on November 04, 2021, 10:51:42 AM
Quote from: OldTimeHockey on November 04, 2021, 10:12:52 AM
Quote from: herman on November 04, 2021, 09:56:46 AM
Let's see how quickly the media jumps to 'mission accomplished' on this terrible situation and coverup after a token bloodletting of x-ing out a name and a fortuitous blockbuster deal to flood the airwaves.

The media plays a big part in this. Fans do as well.

Kind of makes you wish there was a much beloved and admired poster on a hockey forum who has tried for years to tell other fans that caring only about winning to the exclusion of all else is toxic and breeds a terrible environment for sports.

If only.

Exactly. It could have fixed everything


Frank E

Quote from: Heroic Shrimp on November 06, 2021, 02:44:40 PM
https://twitter.com/rwesthead/status/1457055896266215437

While I appreciate the sentiment or whatever that is, the NHL has a fraction of the terrible bul*shit that the NBA, MLB, and NFL have...and they seem to be doing just fine, right?

EDIT:  And that's not a comment on the league's response, I'm just saying that most corporations will spend their money where the eyeballs are regardless.

Nik

Quote from: Frank E on November 06, 2021, 03:09:29 PM
While I appreciate the sentiment or whatever that is, the NHL has a fraction of the terrible bul*shit that the NBA, MLB, and NFL have...and they seem to be doing just fine, right?

I don't know about that. As far as bad things in sports goes, this is fairly well up there. I don't know there's a lot in those other sports in recent years that compares to a player in the league being sexually assaulted and a team effectively ignoring it because they thought it might hurt their playoff chances. A company is going to want to feel pretty good on the ROI of their sponsorship dollars to be associated with that.

Quote from: Frank E on November 06, 2021, 03:09:29 PM
EDIT:  And that's not a comment on the league's response, I'm just saying that most corporations will spend their money where the eyeballs are regardless.

But sort of the natural flipside of that is that the less powerful a sport is, the more leverage their sponsors have. So while the NBA or NFL might say to a sponsor "If you don't like the way we run things, we have other people whose money we can take" the NHL can't be quite so cavalier with sponsors they want to keep. Remember, we're not too far removed from the NHL games being on the Outdoor Life Network in the states.
I wish to hell I'd never said "Winning isn't everything it's the only thing". What I believe is, if you go out on a football field, or any endeavour in life, and you leave every fibre of what you have on the field, then you've won.
- Vince Lombardi


Nik

https://twitter.com/rwesthead/status/1458096068642721799

I'm sure one of their lawyers told them that to do so might be a liability problem but it sure seems like a bad headine for no reason.
I wish to hell I'd never said "Winning isn't everything it's the only thing". What I believe is, if you go out on a football field, or any endeavour in life, and you leave every fibre of what you have on the field, then you've won.
- Vince Lombardi

bustaheims

Quote from: Nik on November 09, 2021, 12:14:52 PM
I'm sure one of their lawyers told them that to do so might be a liability problem but it sure seems like a bad headine for no reason.

Yup. Seems like something they probably should have let their lawyers handle instead of responding directly. Still wouldn't look good, but at least, it would give the league some cover.
"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts." - Daniel Patrick Moynihan


Nik

I wish to hell I'd never said "Winning isn't everything it's the only thing". What I believe is, if you go out on a football field, or any endeavour in life, and you leave every fibre of what you have on the field, then you've won.
- Vince Lombardi

herman

"Can't let the poison get to you"
#BeBlessed #scumbag

L K

This is the kind of thing that should get you removed as an owner.  Unbelievably atrocious behaviour. 

Guilt Trip

Quote from: L K on February 02, 2022, 10:41:05 PM
This is the kind of thing that should get you removed as an owner.  Unbelievably atrocious behaviour. 
He's getting blasted on social media. What a tool.
https://twitter.com/PuckReportNHL/status/1489080667573002246