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Sport Blackhawks react to scandal, departure of GM: 'Probably change that needed to happen'

12:00  30 october  2021
12:00  30 october  2021 Source:   usatoday.com

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  NHL Rink Wrap: Blackhawks get first win, league loses off the ice What happened in the NHL on Monday, and Tuesday's big story.The past week or so hasn’t just been rough on the Blackhawks as a franchise. Faces of the franchise Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews have given, uh, less-than-ideal statements in the wake of the Blackhawks’ internal investigation, and Kyle Beach’s emotional interview.

Chicago Blackhawks CEO Danny Wirtz addressed the team Wednesday morning after the findings of a sexual abuse investigation within the organization, leading to the resignation of general manager Stan Bowman, were released Tuesday. The team-commissioned investigation, conducted by the law firm Jenner & Block, discovered team leaders including Bowman, former coach Joel Quenneville (now coaching the Florida Panthers) and ex-assistant general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff (now general "It's a big change , I think probably change that needed to happen ," he told reporters Wednesday.

Blackhawks players reacted Wednesday to the results of the investigation into the allegations an Blackhawks - react - to - scandal - departure - of - GM - Probably - change - that - needed - to - happen /. It happened Monday against Carolina behind the Leafs net, Marner raising a defender’s stick.

Chicago Blackhawks CEO Danny Wirtz addressed the team Wednesday morning after the findings of a sexual abuse investigation within the organization, leading to the resignation of general manager Stan Bowman, were released Tuesday.

Stan Bowman joined the Blackhawks in 2005. © Amr Alfiky, AP Stan Bowman joined the Blackhawks in 2005.

The team-commissioned investigation, conducted by the law firm Jenner & Block, discovered team leaders including Bowman, former coach Joel Quenneville (now coaching the Florida Panthers) and ex-assistant general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff (now general manager of the Winnipeg Jets), did nothing when a player alleged then-video coach Brad Aldrich sexually assaulted him.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Former Chicago Blackhawks assistant general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff will not be penalized by the NHL for his role in the club’s mishandling of sexual assault allegations made by a player in 2010. © Provided by The Canadian Press. Commissioner Gary Bettman met with Cheveldayoff, now GM of the Winnipeg Jets, on Friday morning. He concluded based on that conversation and the team's investigation that Cheveldayoff was not responsible for what was decided at the time.

NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL decided Friday not to discipline former Chicago Blackhawks assistant general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff for his role in the club’s mishandling of sexual assault allegations made by a player in 2010. © Provided by The Canadian Press. Commissioner Gary Bettman met with Cheveldayoff, now the GM of the Winnipeg Jets, on Friday morning. He concluded based on that conversation and the team's investigation that Cheveldayoff was not responsible for improper decisions made at the time. Load Error.

Quenneville is set to meet with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman on Thursday and a meeting between Bettman and Cheveldayoff is being set up, according to ESPN, to discuss each of their roles in the case.

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Blackhawks forward Alex DeBrincat supported moving on from Bowman.

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"It's a big change, I think probably change that needed to happen," he told reporters Wednesday. "I understand why him and the Blackhawks had to part ways. I get it. My time with Stan, he's been nothing but great to me. But, like I said, I understand the reasoning. With everything that happened, it's probably a good thing that we parted ways."

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  Joel Quenneville resigns as head coach of Florida Panthers following meeting with NHL Joel Quenneville was the coach of the 2010 Blackhawks when assistant video coach Brad Aldrich allegedly sexually assaulted Kyle Beach.The meeting also included NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, Panthers general manager Bill Zito and Panthers president and CEO Matthew Caldwell. According to a statement by the team, Quenneville "tendered his resignation" following the meeting.

NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL decided Friday not to discipline former Chicago Blackhawks assistant general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff for his role in the club’s mishandling of sexual assault allegations made by a player in 2010. © Provided by The Canadian Press. Commissioner Gary Bettman met with Cheveldayoff, now the GM of the Winnipeg Jets, on Friday morning. He concluded based on that conversation and the team's investigation that Cheveldayoff was not responsible for improper decisions made at the time.

BLACKHAWKS REACT : ' Probably change that needed to happen '. Even then, the team didn’t fire Aldrich or even ostracize him. The Blackhawks allowed him to resign, and included him in the team’s celebrations. What Happened : Musk is worth 7 billion as of Oct. 26. The figure from the Bloomberg Billionaires Index shows that Musk has added 7 billion to his wealth year-to-date. Musk's wealth has increased so much that he's now worth more than Warren Buffett and Bill Gates combined.

Said defenseman Connor Murphy, according to ESPN: "It was a very sad day to see that release and to hear those stories. Your heart goes out to the victims. It's a very serious thing, that's very sad and tragic that happened."

The NHL fined the team $2 million for “the organization’s inadequate internal procedures and insufficient and untimely response.”

DeBrincat said the organization addressed the situation with the players. He added that he's been treated with nothing but respect from the team in his time there.

"The overriding message was that 'the organization is here for you," coach Jeremy Colliton said.

Bowman became the Blackhawks general manager in 2009 and the team won three Stanley Cups during his tenure. He also resigned as general manager of the U.S. men's Olympic hockey team, nearly 100 days away from the Beijing Games.

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Bettman plans to meet with Cheveldayoff, Quenneville following Blackhawks allegations

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Now, interests in Windsor-Essex are reacting to the results of Chicago's internal investigation of the allegations that were released this week and have led to Quenneville's resignation, as well as the departures of the Blackhawks ' general manager and senior vice-president of hockey operations. "First, I want to acknowledge Kyle Beach and whoever the other player is for coming forward, both at the time that the incidents were happening and also now again, to remind the NHL that something horrible happened and nothing changed as a result of it," Fiorini said Friday.

"We know that social change takes time but that's going to be a good start. Get everybody on the same page so that we know what to do," said Kennedy. "People turn their backs on these issues and they don't want to deal with them because these issues carry a tone of fear with them and people don't know how to handle it so they just don't handle it and that is more devastating." Blackhawks react to scandal , departure of GM : ' Probably change that needed to happen '.

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NHL will not discipline Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff .
The NHL announced on Friday it will not discipline Winnipeg Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff for his role in the Chicago Blackhawks' handling of the Brad Aldrich situation.Aldrich, a video coach with the Blackhawks during that season, was accused by former player Kyle Beach of a sexual assault during that team’s playoff run. An investigation released this week by the Blackhawks found that when the team’s senior executives were informed by Beach, no action was taken for more than three weeks with the organization deciding to keep the focus on hockey and the team’s Stanley Cup run.

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