Quick Hits: The Trigger Warning Edition
Nothing cute today. All I have to share is serious and disturbing.
As a reminder, Quick Hits is a great place to discuss any other hockey topic you want. We don’t have to dedicate the entire comments to discussing this stuff. We’ll have more hockey content later today.
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My statement on being groomed and sexually abused by Tampa Bay Lightning and NHL player Ian Cole. @TBLightning @NHL #tampabaylightning #Canes #NHL #IanCole pic.twitter.com/IJ438bhodt— Emily Smith (@emily_smith3333) October 7, 2022
October 10, 2022
Statement from Ian Cole, via agent pic.twitter.com/nZdzooKh60— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) October 10, 2022
Just a quick msg to the hockey world. I usually don’t have time for this but tonight I do! I really don’t appreciate what your trying to do (Steve Simmons) your article was asinine and in no way reflects the real plight that my self, Akim and other players of colour go through.— Wayne Simmonds (@Simmonds17) October 10, 2022
make your point. We will no longer sit by quietly as our characters are assassinated Steve! This will only make us stronger and speak out against ppl of your nature! If you were trying to be cool or funny, you missed your mark. YOUVE BEEN WARNED!!! Ps this is me being nice!— Wayne Simmonds (@Simmonds17) October 10, 2022
I don’t want to send people to read Steve Simmons. I don’t think it’s terribly necessary. That man has lost the benefit of the belief in the good faith argument. I’ve still not read the entire article. I don’t intend to do so. I’d rather nobody did because Steve Simmons should be deplatformed. However, I also know you want to know why Simmonds is being forced to even say that so here:
No one wants to say this because of the politically correct police and all, but those who coached Akim Aliu must cringe every time they see him in a news report or a commercial talking about what’s wrong with hockey. Like he would know. By my count, Aliu played for 23 teams in nine different leagues in 12 professional seasons and rarely finished any season with the same team he started with. If that was colour-related, how is it that Wayne Simmonds spent just about the same 12 seasons playing in the NHL?