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A Think Tank Group Wants Stan Bowman Suspended From US Olympic Team

from Rick Westhead of TSN,

An American think tank that studies child sexual abuse and prevention is asking the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USPOC) to suspend Stan Bowman from his position as general manager of the U.S. Olympic men’s hockey team while he faces allegations that he helped cover up the sexual abuse of two Chicago Blackhawks players.

In a Sept. 10 letter to USPOC chief executive Sarah Hirshland, Marci Hamilton, founder of the advocacy group Child USA, wrote that Bowman, who is also the current GM of the Blackhawks, should be suspended by USA Hockey.

“I write to you today to request the suspension of Stan Bowman from his position as general manager of the U.S. Olympic men’s hockey team and that an independent investigation into Bowman’s behavior in his role as general manager of hockey operations of the Blackhawks NHL team be conducted,” Hamilton wrote.

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In other news… via the Columbus Blue Jackets,

The Columbus Blue Jackets announced today that Cleveland Monsters Associate Coach and former National Hockey League defenseman Steve McCarthy has replaced Sylvain Lefebvre as an assistant coach on Head Coach Brad Larsen’s staff. Lefebvre has decided not to receive a COVID-19 vaccine and thus will not be able to perform the duties required of him given current NHL protocols.

“While we are disappointed, we respect that this decision is a personal one for Sylvain and wish him well,” said club General Manager and Alternate Governor Jarmo Kekalainen. “We feel fortunate to have an outstanding coach join our club in Steve McCarthy, who has played in this league, won championships as a player and been an important member of our hockey operations department as an assistant coach in Cleveland.”

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 09/13/21 at 03:04 PM ET

Steeb's avatar

...from the “Play Stupid Games, Win Stupid Prizes” file…

Posted by Steeb on 09/13/21 at 03:23 PM ET

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I was surprised this didn’t get questioned earlier - it’s not unreasonable to expect Stan to be put on the back burner while this case is investigated. 

I have opinions on this that aren’t worth sharing or debating on here, but I do question why a bigger stink hasn’t been raised in Chicago about Stan’s involvement and knowledge.  Then again, I know the majority of Chicagoans do not follow the team, and the ones who do aren’t going to question it.

Posted by TreKronor on 09/13/21 at 04:06 PM ET

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Innocent until proven guilty

Posted by SevensForTed on 09/13/21 at 06:42 PM ET

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Innocent until proven guilty

True but organizations/companies must be forward thinking when actions of a representative could potentially damage the organization’s image. Otherwise it looks like they didn’t take the allegations serious enough.

I would think Team USA would rather “play it safe” than risk the negative backlash. One could call this cowering to the masses but they are very serious allegations.

Posted by evileye on 09/14/21 at 10:00 AM ET

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