In Red Wings Land
It’s flying under the radar how much these guys are being bounced up and down but they’re the ones that are best suited for this kind of necessary readiness.
Around the League
The CHL commissioned an independent report on abuse in its major-junior league after @CarBombBoom13 & other former players filed a class-action lawsuit.— Rick Westhead (@rwesthead) January 22, 2022
A lawyer representing plaintiffs says the report released today is confirmation of the allegations in Dan Carcillo's lawsuit. https://t.co/Z6WnrtVKCu
“[A] code of silence also prevents athletes from disclosing their experiences,” the report says. “Reasons for this may include fear of retribution or punishment, power imbalances, and loyalty.”
The report, released Friday afternoon, was written by a three-person panel commissioned in June of 2020 by the CHL to investigate allegations of abuse within its three leagues – the Ontario Hockey League, the Western Hockey League, and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
The league not handling the Blackhawks situation more-aggressively is a big part of why this continues. It’s a self-perpetuating system and it either needs to change from the bottom up or the top-down and since the top is what so many of those kids are striving for, that’s where the culture change starts.
As I just reported on the 32 Thoughts segment on Hockey Night in Canada....— Jeff Marek (@JeffMarek) January 23, 2022
The Arizona Coyotes have at least one offer that meets their criteria in a Jakob Chychrun deal - two former first round picks and a 1st round selection in an upcoming draft.