Death of Adam Johnson: man arrested for manslaughter → https://t.co/GFnbYo6OtN
– DansLesCoulisses (@DLCoulisses) November 14, 2023
Adam Johnson’s death has really sent a chill down the spine of the entire hockey world, and indeed the world in general.
To see a player die as a result of an injury sustained during a professional game is truly horrifying, all the more so when it’s an injury as excruciating as Adam Johnson’s.
Many want to see the NHL follow the WHL’s lead and make neck protectors mandatory.
So there’s clearly some doubt.
In fact, that doubt was recently amplified when Matt Petgrave’s former coach said he had serious doubts about Petgrave’s innocence.
On aika rikkoa hiljaisuus. Matt Petgravea toissa kaudella valmentanut Elmo Aittola sanoo, että kyseessä on erittäin likainen ja holtiton pelaaja. Aittola on valmis uskomaan, että potkuliike päin Adam Johnsonia ei ollut vahinko.https://t.co/q3ymVdYXXb
– Sasha Huttunen (@kuplassasha) November 16, 2023
Indeed, Elmo Aittola, who was Petgrave’s assistant coach with HK Spisska Nova Ves in the Slovak league during the 2021-2022 season, had some pretty blunt things to say.
“I coached Matt for a very short time. I wanted to get rid of him immediately. I had a very bad impression of him. He has no respect for himself or his opponents.” – Elmo Aittola
“He used to make a mess of things. He’s a very dirty player. If there’s a player I’m willing to believe can use a skate to hit an opponent, I think Matt Petgrave can do it. He’s an extremely reckless player.” Elmo Aittola
In short, it’s clear that Aittola really didn’t have a good impression of Petgrave when he coached him.
These aren’t direct accusations, but let’s just say they’re close.
In short, Petgrave’s potential court case will be one to watch very closely.
– A nice mistake.
See this post on Instagram
– Gary Bettman responds to Michael Andlauer.
Gary Bettman doesn’t want a “public debate” with Senators owner https://t.co/COmR96Fgr7
– Le Journal de Montréal (@JdeMontreal) November 17, 2023
– Read more.
New info on the Quebec Kings’ perfect week https://t.co/356PJsxm4S
– Simon-Olivier Lorange (@SO_Lorange) November 18, 2023
– Kiviranta will face his former team, the Dallas Stars, tonight.
Miro Heiskanen: “He looked weird in that (Avalanche) jersey. No. 94? Looked weird.”
Joel Kiviranta got called up and is coming off a three-point game, his first since his 2020 Game 7 hat trick. Against the Avs. As a Star.
Feature with @Peter_Baughhttps://t.co/EstbKHOJAf
– Saad Yousuf (@SaadYousuf126) November 18, 2023
– To be continued.