With Accusations of Abuse, Kyle Beach Forces N.H.L. to Confront Its Failings

The cultural problems of hockey seem to have met a moment that makes them impossible to ignore, and when consequences — however belatedly — are finally being meted out.

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Blackhawks Scandal: With Accusations of Abuse, Kyle Beach Forces NHL to Confront Its Failings

The cultural problems of hockey seem to have met a moment that makes them impossible to ignore, and when consequences — however belatedly — are finally being meted out.

#aldrich-brad-1983, #beach-kyle-1990, #chicago-blackhawks, #coaches-and-managers, #hazing, #hockey-ice, #kennedy-sheldon, #national-hockey-league, #sex-crimes

Blackhawks Ignored 2010 Sexual Assault Accusation, Investigation Says

An independent investigation commissioned by the N.H.L. club revealed on Tuesday that the team failed to act promptly after a player accused a video coach of sexual assault, in part because club executives were concerned about winning the Stanley Cup.

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N.H.L. Hopes to Extend Its Reach to Latino Audiences

The league’s recent agreement with ESPN grants the network media rights in Latin America, and some teams already regularly broadcast games on the radio in Spanish.

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Chicago Blackhawks’ Jonathan Toews Is Out Indefinitely Because of Illness

Toews, 32, the team captain, did not say what his condition was but said that it had left him “drained and lethargic.”

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No Chiefs, Braves, Blackhawks and Seminoles. Remove Indigenous Names Now.

The Chiefs, Braves, Blackhawks and Seminoles need to follow the Cleveland baseball team in dropping their offensive names.

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Fred Sasakamoose, One of the First Indigenous N.H.L. Players, Dies at 86

He played only 11 games in hockey’s top league, but he inspired generations of athletes from Canada’s First Nations. He died after suffering complications of the coronavirus.

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Recreating Home Ice, Far From Home

N.H.L. teams’ raucous home arena traditions have persisted, with tweaks, in the postseason hub cities.

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The First Round of the N.H.L. Playoffs Is Set. There Have Already Been Upsets.

The top seeds in the Western and Eastern play-in tournaments were eliminated, and the No. 1 teams in the round robin slid to fourth as the first round is set to begin Tuesday.

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In Campaign Against Racism, Team Names Get New Scrutiny

It is not just the N.F.L.’s Washington team that could get a name change. A number of schools are also reconsidering nicknames, though some are resisting any switch.

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