Feelings Over Standards

The findings of the sexual abuse incident involving the Chicago Blackhawks were released two days ago. For the record I have been a life long Hawk’s fan and I will follow the players on the team, but not sure if I can support the team.

What happened to Kyle Beach should not happen to anyone. Frankly, I am surprised that he is still alive. To live with this for 11 years or 4018 days is a miracle. As tough as that was, he must begin heal his mind, body, and psychological fingerprint. That will be really hard, and I hope he gets the help he needs.

Nick Saban Coach of the Alabama football team has a great definition of discipline: can you make yourself do what you are supposed to, even when you do not want to do it. The management of the Blackhawks knew the right action to take, but instead chose not to do anything. They ask players to play with discipline and make good decisions, yet they could not do it themselves. How hard would it have been for one man to stand up and say let’s show Aldridge the door. What if it was their 20 year old Son that had been molested? IMO it was crappy leadership. If the NHL has any stones they should ban all those in management who were involved for life from the NHL. However, the NHL being the NHL not take the appropriate action. BTW where was the NHLPA when all of this was happening? Isn’t there job to look out for the players? Don Fehr and crew just swept this aside. Again feelings over standards.

When organizations put their feelings above the standards of doing the right thing shit like this happens.

The NHL, NHLPA, and the Blackhawks have no one to blame but themselves.

As for Kyle Beach his journey for recovery has just begun.

I wish him well.

Until next time.

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Update: Joel Quennville resigns as Panthers Coach October 28th.

Tim Cheveldaleoff former Assistant Blackhawks GM gets cleared by Gary Bettman.

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