Amid scandal, Quenneville resigns as Florida Panthers coach
Joel Quenneville resigned as coach of the Florida Panthers on Thursday, two days after the second-winningest coach in NHL history was among those implicated for not swiftly responding to allegations by a Chicago Blackhawks player of being sexually assaulted by another coach during the 2010 Stanley Cup playoffs.
Quenneville's meeting with Bettman may decide Florida fate
The Panthers are rolling this season but coach Joel Quenneville being named in a report detailing how the Chicago Blackhawks mishandled sexual assault allegations that an assistant on his staff sexually assaulted a player during the team’s Stanley Cup run in 2010 could derail Florida's hopes.
Former player unlikely to participate in Blackhawks review
An attorney who represents a former Chicago Blackhawks player who alleges he was sexually assaulted by a then-assistant coach in 2010 is open to the possibility of her client participating in the team’s review of the accusations under the right conditions.
Blackhawks' Seabrook calls it a career because of injury
FILE - In this Monday, June 24, 2013, file photo, Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook hoists the Stanley Cup after the Blackhawks beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals in Boston. Longtime Chicago Blackhawks defenseman and three-time Stanley Cup winner Brent Seabrook announced Friday, March 5, 2021, hes unable to continue playing hockey because of injury. He had right shoulder surgery later that month, left hip surgery in January 2020 and right hip surgery last February. “We support his decision to prioritize his long-term physical health.”An examination of Seabrook’s right hip showed zero cartilage left in it. He helped the Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup in 2010, 2013 and 2015, and his gold medal came from the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
Colliton agrees to 2-year extension with Blackhawks
CHICAGO – Chicago Blackhawks coach Jeremy Colliton agreed to a two-year contract extension Tuesday on the eve of his third season with the team. Colliton is 62-58-17 since he replaced Joel Quenneville in November 2018, becoming the 38th coach in franchise history. He guided Chicago into the postseason last year, winning a four-game series against Edmonton before being eliminated by Vegas. The Blackhawks open this season on Colliton's 36th birthday on Wednesday at Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay. “Jeremy has shown an innate ability to develop young talent throughout his two seasons as head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks,” President of Hockey Operations Stan Bowman said in a release.
Blackhawks C Toews sidelined indefinitely by illness
FILE - Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) plays against the Buffalo Sabres during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Chicago, in this Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, file photo. Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews will miss the start of training camp due to an illness, and there is no timetable for his return. (AP Photo/David Banks, File)CHICAGO – Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews will miss the start of training camp because of an illness, and there is no timetable for his return. “The Chicago Blackhawks organization and our medical staff will provide all necessary resources to help him return to playing hockey. “The health and privacy of all our players is paramount to the Chicago Blackhawks organization,” Bowman said.
In wake of Indians' decision, Blackhawks stay with team name
The Chicago Blackhawks are going to remain the Blackhawks and there is no sign of any change coming anytime soon. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)CHICAGO – The Chicago Blackhawks are going to remain the Blackhawks and there is no sign of a change coming anytime soon. Washington ended up dropping the “Redskins” name, logo and all Native American imagery. The Indians announced their decision this week, while the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs and baseball's Atlanta Braves have said they have no plans to change their name. The team announced later in July that they were banning headdresses at home games as part of their pledge to honor the Native American community.
Indians, other teams pressured after Redskins drop nickname
(AP Photo/David Dermer, File)CLEVELAND The spotlight for change is shining on the Cleveland Indians. I understand people arent willing to change or so quickly, or theyre hoping this moment is going to pass. And now that weve gotten what we needed on the Redskins side, were going to start working on the rest of them. While the debate over the Redskins' nickname waged for years, the drastic change came just two weeks after owner Dan Snyder, who once said he would never change the team's moniker, said the franchise would undergo a thorough review before its next move. Even if the Indians decide to drop the nickname, there are numerous other layers trademark contracts, new logos, Major League Baseball's approval to work through before the change could take effect.