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Field hockey Canada: the 2018 scandal should soon affect NHL players

As you know, in 2018, a story of gang rape involving eight Junior Team Canada players created a scandal. In effect, a veritable Pandora’s box was opened on the country’s field hockey federation.

An investigation was launched, and now the findings are about to be made public. And as you can imagine, it’s going to splash some people.

How bad?

To the point where, according to Frank Seravalli, NHL teams are now preparing their respective line-ups based on the findings that will soon be released in the report.

As reported in the Journal de Montréal, teams fully expect to see suspensions handed out to certain players, which may explain certain decisions.

After all, the investigation is on its last legs, having been completed and all that remains to be done is to unveil its conclusions.

I believe we are approaching a conclusion and an announcement in relation to the investigation into the Canadian team that competed at the 2018 World Junior Championship. – Frank Seravalli

You know as well as I do that without consequences, NHL teams wouldn’t move systematically. But here, with the threat of a roster derailed by the results of the investigation, it’s a game-changer.

That’s why things are moving right now. Teams don’t want to get caught replacing a player at the drop of a hat.

At the moment, Maxime Comtois and Cal Foote are two young players from that edition who didn’t receive a qualifying offer and are now free as a bird.

Is this a coincidence? I wouldn’t know.

Jonah Gadjovich signed an AHL-only contract. You’d expect him to sign at least a two-part contract, but obviously that didn’t happen.

Alex Formenton did not play in the NHL last year. He’s not currently under contract either.

In bursts

– Nice little bet.

– He’s not the best player, let’s say.

– Sherbrooke Phoenix’s new GM needed a new challenge. [BPM Sports]

– Excellent question.

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