Multiple sources confirmed on Wednesday morning former Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville will meet with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman on Thursday to debate his involvement within the crew’s sexual abuse case.
Hockey-centered social media has subsequently been set ablaze as a result of Quenneville, who at the moment coaches the Panthers, will nonetheless be allowed to educate Florida’s recreation on Wednesday regardless of being tied to the case and reportedly having information of the assault allegations again in 2010.
As ESPN’s Emily Kaplan summarizes, Quenneville initially claimed he was “not aware of the sexual assault allegations against then-video coach Brad Aldrich in 2010,” which happened throughout one of many Blackhawks’ Stanley Cup runs. An investigation into the allegations, carried out by regulation agency Jenner & Block, revealed Quenneville was in truth made conscious of the allegations on the time.
Quenneville addressed the media on Wednesday with a scripted assertion saying he seems to be ahead to speaking to Bettman and that his involvement with the Blackhawks present scenario is not going to be a distraction to his present crew.
His feedback haven’t performed effectively with the social media crowd.
The NHL this week fined the Blackhawks $2 million for his or her lack of motion in investigating the allegations of sexual assault in opposition to Aldrich made by former gamers. ESPN factors out that Aldridge was allowed to stick with the crew throughout their playoff run regardless of being investigated and was given the choice of cooperating with the investigation or resigning, as a substitute of merely being fired.
Club GM Stan Bowman subsequently resigned this week amid the Jenner & Block’s findings, though that transfer has additionally come below scrutiny as a result of Bowman was allowed to depart at his personal will as a substitute of being let go.
Winnipeg Jets common supervisor Kevin Cheveldayoff, who was a part of the Blackhawks entrance workplace in 2010, can also be anticipated to satisfy with Bettman.
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