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Jack Todd: Canadian hockey is a thing of the past cleaning homes

For a long time, toxic male culture has dominated junior hockey in this country.

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Jeff Blond • Montreal Gazette
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Hockey Canada logo. Photo: JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP via Getty Images

Sponsor withdraws money from Hockey Canada this week Later, as a sponsor, an executive of the organization went after ascandalous decision to repay the victims of a mass rapeallegedly committed by eight junior players at a hotel in downtown London. There was no doubt that it had to be done.

Scotiabank, Telus, Tim Hortons, Canadian Tire, Bauer — The list of companies to withdraw is Who ’s Who, a hockey sponsor nationwide. Esso chose to stay wise, but the company is aware of the situation and "needs immediate action to address safety issues and ensure rapid cultural change. There is. "

That's all it should be. Even after the first round of government hearings, there are so many open questions about payoffs that every aspect of hockey Canada's management needs to be thoroughly investigated.

First question: Why couldn't the London police or the law firm hired by Hockey Canada come up with the names of the eight players involved to "investigate" the case? Is it?

Unfortunately, sponsors yanking money from Canadian hockey affects thousands of young women and girls playing hockey in the country, that is, completely innocent women. increase. Gender discrimination and improper behavior itself, and those who do not have a 9-digit NHL contract in the future.

Sponsors are aware of what they need to do to compensate. Scotiabank has taken the unusual step of taking the entire Globe and Mail page to explain its position and highlighting its intention to direct funds to charities and other programs that support female victims of gender-based violence. rice field.

The current situation is simply unacceptable. Scott Smith needs to resign as CEO and his successor must be a woman. This is the only way to get rid of the toxic male culture that has dominated junior hockey for decades in this country.

  1. Hockey Canada has settled a sexual assault case involving one young woman and eight former junior players.

    Jack Todd: Hockey Canada is public on the issue of sexual assault Need to deal with

  2. Hockey Canada CEO Tom Renney testifies before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage on June 20, 2022.

    MP over handling alleged sexual assault by junior players So Grilled Hockey Canada

Cold War Reality

This is John Lucare's novel for reality television. NHL prospects are involved in a contract dispute with a Russian hockey team. The next thing he knows is that he was captured, injected, probably poisoned, and taken to a Russian naval base.

Except that this war is not cold. Russia's invasion of Ukraine is a fierce shootout. The Vladimirputin administration has killed hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian civilians and shipped hundreds of thousands (including women and children) to Russia.

Putin, whose invasion is stalled in the face of brave Ukrainian resistance and tends to be increasingly delusional and rampant, says that there is nothing too trivial to get his attention. Indicated.

After all, contract disputes involving Russian players who want to come to North America are fairly routine. Someone wants, Russians protest, negotiations take place, and players are released.

But in the case of Ivan Fedotov, Putin's length is chilling. Fedotov's case is routine except for 1) Putin looking for a hostage and 2) Fedotov is technically playing for the army CKSA Moscow, so Fedotov is charged with draft avoidance. I did. }

Fedotov signed with the Philadelphia Flyers on May 7. He was expected to compete for the roster this fall after helping Russia win the silver medal at the Beijing Olympics. WNBA star Brittney Griner's kangarooIt's certainly no coincidence that Fedotov was arrested the same day the trial began in MoscowGriner had a small amount of hash oil on the arc cartridge in his luggage. He was detained on suspicion of being found.

Fedotov was first taken to the military commissariat in St. Petersburg and then to the hospital by ambulance on the night of July 1. According to his lawyer, Fedotov was forcibly injected with an unknown substance and then taken to a Russian Navy base in the closed city of Severomorsk in Murmansk Oblast, 1,356 kilometers from St. Petersburg.

The NHL draft was completed within 5 days, so many teams need to put a monkey wrench into their draft plans. If everything is the same, the team is expected to move away from Russian players throughout the 2022 draft. Organizations now need to be afraid not only if draft topics from Russia are available, but also that the Russian draft could actually endanger his life.

If Alexander Ovechkinand some of the other prominent Russian players had time to speak, following the leadership of Artemi Panalin, this is it. Fedotov's arrest and detention could affect all Russian players aiming for the NHL.

Unfortunately, Putin's most famous stuge remains, but the NHL acts as a less innocent bystander.

Heroes: Kent Hughes, Jeff Gorton, Canadians Number One Pick, Ivan Fedtov, Britney Greener, Igasuvia Tech, Wilfried Nancy, Nathan McKinnon, Kale McCarr, Corey Perry&&&&Last but not least, this is Arturri Lehkonen.

Zero: Vladimirputin, Alexander Ovechkin, Nikita Kucherov, Scott Smith, Tom Lenny, Novak Djokovic, Nelson Piquet, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Claude Broche, David Samson&&&&Last and always at least Jeffrey Loria.

Now and forever.

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