Connor Bedard said it’d be “awesome” if he was taken by Chicago at No. 1 overall: “The history with that organization and that city with sports would be unbelievable. We’ll see what happens. If they do select me, that would be a huge honor.” #Blackhawks pic.twitter.com/DdcDshFOU1
– Charlie Roumeliotis (@CRoumeliotis) June 9, 2023
Of course, top draft prospect Connor Bedard is on hand, and let’s just say he’s getting pretty much all the attention, even in interviews with other prospects.
No question of him making a big deal of it🤐🏒https://t.co/yw4udQJzkS
– TVA Sports (@TVASports) June 10, 2023
Well, last night, Bedard appeared in front of the media, and he answered the journalists’ various questions.
The 17-year-old went on to praise the organization’s history and the city’s sporting reputation.
So there’s nothing special about Bedard’s assertion that it would be an honor for him to be drafted by the Blackhawks.
He wasn’t going to disparage the team or say he didn’t like the city, was he?
Yet despite this, many criticized Bedard’s comments, saying he could have saved himself a little embarrassment considering the organization’s past, which everyone knows about.
Is he aware of The past decade of Hawks criminal acts? The organization covered up sex abuse of players
Maybe he should read up and HOPE he doesn’t go 1st overall
– Matt Britton (@GoHabsGo1976) June 5, 2023
BlackHawks don’t deserve Bedard
– Suleiman Damji (@SullyCanuck87) June 6, 2023
It’s clear, then, that the Blackhawks are an organization that’s looked very bad since this story came out, but what do you expect Bedard to do?
He wasn’t going to hope or even ask NOT to be selected by the Blackhawks because of this story, come on.
I’m in no way minimizing this horrible story, which, by the way, should have prompted the NHL to penalize the Blackhawks by preventing them from getting the first pick.
But Bedard shouldn’t be criticized for this.
There’s nothing he can do about it other than say he’d be lucky to be drafted by Chicago.
In short, it’s a peculiar situation that clearly frustrates the field hockey world, but that’s the way it is and there’s nothing we can do about it, just like Bedard.
In a gust
– A huge turning point in this Stanley Cup Final.
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Will Florida even ‘er out 2-2?
– Kristen Shilton (@kristen_shilton) June 10, 2023
– He could potentially be the CH’s 5th-round pick.
Zach Benson: the top passer in the #2023NHLDraft.
A puck protection machine along the boards. Incredibly deceptive. Limitless passing skill. Always chooses the right play. Strikes the perfect balance between patience and pace.
And he’s the best defensive forward in the draft. pic.twitter.com/761inFZFNO
– Mitchell Brown (@MitchLBrown) June 10, 2023
– The greatness of Will Smith, a prospect Kent Hughes knows very well.
Will Smith measures in at 5-foot-11.75.
– Arpon Basu (@ArponBasu) June 10, 2023
– What was the Oilers’ biggest playoff mistake?
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– David Staples (@dstaples) June 10, 2023
– Not to be missed.