NHL: Players Form Hockey Diversity Alliance

On Monday, seven current and former NHL players announced the formation of the much-needed Hockey Diversity Alliance. While this necessary group will doubtlessly be met with the usual guffaws and snide remarks from the usual suspects on social media and beyond, hockey’s need to address issues of racism and intolerance is well-documented. The group willContinue reading “NHL: Players Form Hockey Diversity Alliance”

NHL: Bettman Announces Program to Address Diversity and Inclusion

The NHL will implement changes to address a number of personnel conduct issues, Commissioner Gary Bettman said Monday. Bettman made the announcement after the first day of the Board of Governors meeting at Pebble Beach. According to Bettman, NHL personnel will undergo mandatory counselling regarding anti-bullying and racism. There will also be a hotline forContinue reading “NHL: Bettman Announces Program to Address Diversity and Inclusion”

Flames: Bill Peters and the Coming, Overdue Reckoning

There’s a lot more to unpack in the saga of Calgary Flames head coach Bill Peters, accused of uttering racist remarks by former player Akim Aliu. On Wednesday night, Peters made his first public statement regarding the matter. He issued a letter to Calgary general manager Brad Treliving and sent a copy of it toContinue reading “Flames: Bill Peters and the Coming, Overdue Reckoning”

Flames: Will Bill Peters Coach Calgary Again? (Spoiler: No)

It’s difficult, if not impossible, to avoid reporting on controversial stories in today’s NHL. And to say this year has already been a controversial one would be an understatement. Now, we find Calgary Flames head coach Bill Peters in seriously hot water. For those living under a rock somewhere, Peters was accused of making racistContinue reading “Flames: Will Bill Peters Coach Calgary Again? (Spoiler: No)”