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Sport Bettman plans to meet with Cheveldayoff, Quenneville following Blackhawks allegations

05:50  27 october  2021
05:50  27 october  2021 Source:   nbcsports.com

Blackhawks sexual assault scandal, explained: GM Stan Bowman steps aside, full timeline of 2010 incident

  Blackhawks sexual assault scandal, explained: GM Stan Bowman steps aside, full timeline of 2010 incident The findings from the Blackhawks independent investigation into a 2010 sexual assault was revealed to the public on Tuesday.The Blackhawks announced on Oct. 26 sweeping changes to their front office following an independent investigation into sexual assault allegations by a former player and the subsequent coverup by team officials.

We already know that Stan Bowman resigned as Blackhawks GM after an independent investigation indicated that the franchise mishandled sexual assault allegations regarding former video coach Brad Aldrich in 2010. There are still questions about additional fallout. Specifically, what might happen to former members of the Blackhawks organization who are in prominent positions around the NHL? Will there be consequences for Joel Quenneville, Kevin Cheveldayoff, Marc Bergevin, and possibly others?

  Bettman plans to meet with Cheveldayoff, Quenneville following Blackhawks allegations © Provided by NBC Sports

As of Tuesday, those situations remain unclear.

That said, there are a few things we do know. Beyond Bowman’s resignation, we also know that the NHL fined the Blackhawks $2M following the investigation by Jenner & Block LLP.

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  Joel Quenneville to coach Wednesday before meeting with Gary Bettman Thursday? Some are questioning the NHL for allowing Quenneville to coach before meeting with the commissioner.Joel Quenneville said he will be meeting with Gary Bettman tomorrow — he thinks it’s up in New York. Said he spoke with the #FlaPanthers about his situation.

Jenner & Block report can be read in full here: https://jenner.com/Chicago_Blackhawks_Investigation_Report.

[The report contains graphic descriptions that some may find upsetting or offensive.]

Bettman also indicated that he’ll meet with Quenneville and Cheveldayoff regarding their involvement in the way the Blackhawks handled the Aldrich allegations.

Jets’ Cheveldayoff releases statement regarding Blackhawks report

On Tuesday, Winnipeg Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff released the following statement regarding the findings, and meeting with Bettman.

Cheveldayoff served as Blackhawks assistant GM from 2009 to 2011 before becoming the Jets’ GM.

On one hand, the Jenner & Block report states that accounts of a May 23 meeting “vary significantly.” That said, the report indicates consistently that Cheveldayoff and Quenneville were at a meeting regarding the allegations also attended by Bowman, mental skills coach Jim Gary, and former executives John McDonough,  Al MacIsaac, and Jay Blunk. (MacIsaac also resigned on Tuesday.)

PHT Morning Skate: Quenneville reaction; Cheveldayoff meeting moved to Friday

  PHT Morning Skate: Quenneville reaction; Cheveldayoff meeting moved to Friday Friday's collection of links.• “This was the allegation of a single person, but it had echoes of the recent gymnastics scandal that led to the life sentence imposed against Dr. Larry Nassar, the U.S. Gymnastics doctor. This proves that one instance can be enough. That one is too many.

No comment so far from Panthers, Quenneville

While Cheveldayoff commented on the situation, the Panthers and Joel Quenneville did not yet elaborate.

However, the Panthers noted that Quenneville is expected to address the media on Wednesday morning. This post will be updated accordingly.

No mention of Bergevin

Current Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin’s name does not come up in the Jenner & Block report.

Back in late June, Bergevin said he was “not aware” of the sexual assault allegations regarding Aldrich during his time with the Blackhawks.

At the time, Marc Bergevin was the Blackhawks’ director of pro personnel. Bergevin became Blackhawks assistant GM in 2011-12 before becoming Canadiens GM.

Again, Bergevin wasn’t mentioned as possibly meeting with Bettman, but the plan appears to be to do so with Quenneville and Cheveldayoff. In addition to any league measures, it’s unclear if the Panthers or Jets might take any actions with Quenneville and Cheveldayoff respectively.

(Bergevin’s own future is currently unclear, as he’s in the final year of his Canadiens contract.)

PHT will provide additional updates if Cheveldayoff, Quenneville, and others make more statements.

Bettman plans to meet with Cheveldayoff, Quenneville following Blackhawks allegations originally appeared on NBCSports.com

Opinion: Cheveldayoff's Response a Step Forward but Leaves More Questions .
Kevin Cheveldayoff offered sincere words of sympathy to Beach for putting his trust in the system that ultimately failed him so many years ago. Those words appeared to carry real emotion. They did, however, ring a little more hollow with each insistence from Cheveldayoff that he knew nothing. © Provided by Hockey News on Sports Illustrated The bar was on the floor. But the Winnipeg Jets stepped over it nonetheless.

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