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from Mark Lazerus and Scott Powers of The Athletic,

Having the famous Bowman name on the Stanley Cup underneath the Blackhawks banner has been a point of pride for Rocky Wirtz and the entire organization for years. There’s Scotty Bowman, the winningest coach in NHL history, serving in an advisory capacity. But there’s also Stan Bowman, etched in silver three times, the caretaker and architect of three championships, taking Dale Tallon’s core and guiding it through the golden age of Blackhawks hockey.

That name carries a different legacy now.

Stan Bowman was one of seven members of the Blackhawks hierarchy in a May 2010 meeting in which they discussed the reported allegations of sexual assault against former Blackhawks player John Doe by video coach Brad Aldrich, according to the findings of Jenner & Block’s independent investigation, released Tuesday. Also in that meeting were team president John McDonough, executive vice president Jay Blunk, vice president of hockey operations Al MacIsaac, assistant general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff, coach Joel Quenneville and mental skills coach James Gary.

The Blackhawks chose to keep the allegations quiet, to let Aldrich finish out the season, to have his name etched into the Stanley Cup, to quietly let him go in the offseason, to “participate in celebrations in the presence of John Doe,” to let him have his day with the Cup, to allow him to pursue other opportunities. Three years later, Aldrich pleaded guilty to criminal sexual misconduct with a minor in Houghton, Mich., where he was a volunteer assistant coach. In a lawsuit still working its way through the legal system, the victim — John Doe 2 — lays the blame for that assault at the Blackhawks’ doorstep.

McDonough was fired last summer for pedestrian reasons, for internal strife and power dynamics and the usual C-suite politics. Bowman and MacIsaac, the Blackhawks’ two longest-tenured front-office employees, are out, too, after the damning results released Tuesday in the Jenner & Block investigation.

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Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 10/26/21 at 05:51 PM ET

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This is my first time reading this….

The Blackhawks chose to keep the allegations quiet, to let Aldrich finish out the season, to have his name etched into the Stanley Cup, to quietly let him go in the offseason, to “participate in celebrations in the presence of John Doe,” to let him have his day with the Cup, to allow him to pursue other opportunities. Three years later, Aldrich pleaded guilty to criminal sexual misconduct with a minor in Houghton, Mich., where he was a volunteer assistant coach. In a lawsuit still working its way through the legal system, the victim — John Doe 2 — lays the blame for that assault at the Blackhawks’ doorstep.

Holy *********.

Let them all burn at the stake. I’d also lay blame on the Hawks organization if I were John Doe 2…that SOB Aldrich should’ve been in jail years ago.

Posted by mrfluffy from the phone, calling Detroit, telling them it's on 10/26/21 at 06:56 PM ET

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