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Gary Bettman And Bill Daly On The Investigation With The Chicago Blackhawks

The video is 28 1/2 minutes long.

 

added 5:27pm, or watch a 53 minute version below which includes questions from the media...

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Paul's avatar

Read the AP story on this at Sportsnet.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 11/01/21 at 02:16 PM ET

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One way to settle this… Bettman and Daly resign, Fehr and whoever (Schneider?) do the same.

Start fresh with both sides.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 11/01/21 at 03:02 PM ET

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Greg Wyshynski of ESPN,

Bettman said Monday he apologized to Beach in a call on Saturday for “what he has been through” and offered resources for counseling to him and his family. He said the NHL plans to help create a network of player-assistance organizations “to be available to the hockey community so that wherever you may be in the hockey ecosystem—minor league, pro, major junior, college, amateur, youth, minor hockey, male or female—we think it’s important that everyone has an outlet for help.”

The NHL has been criticized for its role in the investigation.

Bettman said the NHL had not seen the report in any form before last Monday, and what the league knew about the scandal was from the allegations made by Beach in the lawsuit. He said the NHL was insistent that the Blackhawks facilitated an independent investigation and reserved the right to “override or pursue any other course of action” if the league was dissatisfied with the how the investigation was conducted.

Deputy commissioner Bill Daly said the league was given a “heads-up” by the Blackhawks in December about Beach’s allegations from Chicago team general counsel about potential civil litigation. As for why the league didn’t take any action in the five months between the “heads up” and Beach’s lawsuit being filed, Daly said it was because the Blackhawks said “there was no merit” to the claim.

It wasn’t until the civil suit was filed in May that the league became aware of the full allegations.

The league also was criticized for its actions after the report was released.

much more

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 11/01/21 at 03:55 PM ET

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The video is 28 1/2 minutes long.

I’m having a good enough day, I know better than to listen to a single second of this guy talking and wreck my evening.

As for why the league didn’t take any action in the five months between the “heads up” and Beach’s lawsuit being filed, Daly said it was because the Blackhawks said “there was no merit” to the claim.

Well, this looks quite foolish doesn’t it.  This is actually quite frustrating to hear.

Posted by TreKronor on 11/01/21 at 04:12 PM ET

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At this point, the BoG needs to remove and replace. The members of the NHLPA need to do the same.

The inaction was inexcusable, and the $2m fine is a slap in the face, considering that a salary cap violation can cost a team up to $5m.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 11/01/21 at 05:28 PM ET

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The old boys club hard at work.

Posted by ThatGuy on 11/01/21 at 06:13 PM ET

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I’m having a good enough day, I know better than to listen to a single second of this guy talking and wreck my evening.

It was a ****ing trainwreck. Full stop. Every opprutunity was taken to deflect and carefully maneuver around the actual questions being asked. It was sick to listen to and, to Paul’s point, it’s absolutely house cleaning time.

Posted by godblender on 11/01/21 at 06:13 PM ET

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One way to settle this… Bettman and Daly resign, Fehr and whoever (Schneider?) do the same.

Start fresh with both sides.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 11/01/21 at 03:02 PM ET

The only way IMO.

Posted by Kate-made in Detroit on 11/01/21 at 07:08 PM ET

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One way to settle this… Bettman and Daly resign, Fehr and whoever (Schneider?) do the same.

I also agree on this. Bring in objective people who don’t favor some teams over others. Know what I mean?  smile

Posted by bigfrog on 11/01/21 at 07:11 PM ET

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I think the key witness in all this, including Kyle Beach, is equipment manager Paul Vincent who, according to the 107-page report, told the B’hawks management to call the police and they did nothing.  The other person who HAS to say something is John McDonough, even if he was fired in April of 2020.  I’ve been following this story only because lots of people have said something, but only McDonough hasn’t said anything publicly.

And it’s starting to piss me off.  It’s starting to feel like they’re sort of sheltering McDonough.  Just me, but it’s quite telling that the guy who has the most power to do the right thing and didn’t, hasn’t said anything.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 11/01/21 at 08:30 PM ET

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Am I the only one who believes Rocky Wirtz knew about it at the time? If I were the owner and senior management didn’t tell me about this I would fire them…..

Posted by pnwwing on 11/01/21 at 10:41 PM ET

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The fact that Pierre Lebrun had to shame them into allowing Rick Westhead to ask a question says all you need to know.

Posted by dwgs on 11/02/21 at 09:24 AM ET

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