– Martin Leclerc (@MLeclerc_Hockey) August 23, 2023
A month ago, journalist Andy Strickland dropped a bombshell by mentioning that the NHL would “soon” be cracking down with major sanctions on five players implicated in the 2018 Junior Team Canada scandal. Strickland indicated that there were some important players among them, and Frank Seravalli pointed out that the list of players who relayed a statement pleading their innocence should not necessarily be trusted.
We can, however, confidently expect action in the next two weeks. If five players are guilty, it’s only logical that the NHL would want to keep them out of their team’s training camp at all costs. And it also makes sense that the NHL wouldn’t want to make headlines over the summer with this issue, when they could cover it up with all their teams back on the ice. The stars could therefore align in mid-September, if we follow the logic.
The survey has been complete since June. If the league isn’t prepared to deliver the results and penalize the offending players within the next two weeks, we’ll have to ask ourselves some serious questions about this process.
- Maxime Comtois – no contract
- Cal Foote – no contract
- Jonah Gadjovich – LAH contract only
- Alex Formenton – not in the NHL for a year
We can expect a very complicated and delicate conclusion soon… But then again, we’ve been waiting for it for a while.
In a gust
– A little souvenir from Nick to keep us waiting.
38 days until the Habs season opener.
Here’s captain Nick Suzuki pulling off some nifty dangles for a sweet goal.
– /r/Habs (@HabsOnReddit) September 3, 2023
– Alouettes coach takes credit.
Post-game column …Zurkowsky: Alouettes head coach rightly blames himself after loss to Lions | Montreal Gazette https://t.co/FwNnItaCju
– Herb Zurkowsky (@HerbZurkowsky1) September 3, 2023
– Quarter-finals for Leylah.