The signing of Mitchell Miller by the Bruins was the result of an embarrassing decision-making process by owners and management that valued hockey potential over character, and we keep that in mind when the organization sings about the character in the room.
But if you think the final decision is made by CEO Don Sweeney or folk hero and Boston coach Cam Neely, you're naive. Of course, the latest risk/reward assessment is coming out of nowhere "Mr. Jacobs – Jeremy or Charlie – is currently in charge of these properties."
But I don't think such a hostile ruling reflects some of the rot in hockey culture — from the Yankees' Domingo German and Arodes Chapman — to bowlers serving suspensions for violating domestic violence policies. A particular breakdown in baseball culture.
No one wants to taste a loss. But it couldn't be worse if a heathen of the right color to wash contributed to the heroism, right? This is a professional sports account. Furthermore, big business, the entertainment industry and our political system are bankrupt – making big profits and accumulating power is the same as winning headlines, right?
One would think that we as a society have accepted the consensus, but if not, we have built another reward system.
And while professional federations and professional sports teams are bound to set certain standards of work and conduct, it is unreasonable to ask or expect these bodies to replace the criminal justice system. It also seems unreasonable to expect these organizations to act with respect. That is not why they exist.
Mitchell Miller carried out a series of horrific acts against developmentally disabled teenager Isaiah Meyer-Crothers in a racially motivated campaign. Miller, 14, pleaded guilty to one count of assault and one count of violating the Ohio Safe Schools Act.
The Coyotes drafted Miller in the fourth round of the 2020 draft, but shortly after he waived his rights, according to the Arizona Republic, he exposed the bullying, harassment and abuse of Meyer Crothers. Meyer-Crothers' mother, Tina, said the abuse began in second grade when her son was growing up in suburban Toledo. The day after the Coyotes released Miller, he was fired from the University of North Dakota hockey program.
He missed the 2020-21 season but returned to the USHL's Tri Cities Storm last year in Kearney, NE, where he set a league record for hitting in a single season against a defenseman (39-44-83) and was named player of the USHL of the year. of the year.
This seems to have influenced Bruin's view that the expected short-term success of public relations should be resisted. Interestingly, during the nearly year-long investigation of Sweeney, no one in the Brunins hierarchy has spoken to Meyer-Crothers, including the victim.
you know? It's freeing not to ask questions when you don't need answers.
Swinney, who was assigned to be the face of the organization after the signing was announced, tried to convince Miller — who was assigned to the AHL's Providence — that he had made a mistake, despite evidence to the contrary. Press release.
The signing was an embarrassment for the NHL and the Bruins. I hope your team doesn't go that far, but chances are. Professional sports are not about ethics.
Commissioner Gary Pittman told reporters in Finland on Saturday that Miller was "inappropriate at this time" and described his behavior as "disgusting and unacceptable".
However, the signing was embarrassing for ice hockey and the Bruins. I hope your team doesn't go that far, but chances are. Professional sports are not about ethics.
Professional sports are not alone.
The digital ads that appear on billboards do exactly what they are supposed to do, which is to take your attention away from the game and onto the sponsors, at least temporarily. They are boring.
But it's not as non-stop as poker promotions, from the time the show starts before the game until the time it ends after the game is over.
And this is not a self-destructive league like those opposed to abolitionists. It's 2022, not 1962.
Cypress was 17-6-2 in 2018-19 before falling from that on Nov. 27, so we'll put a score on the 2022-23 Buffalo team, which is 7-4-0 this weekend.
But the Sabers are a cool team that seems to be full of kids and twitter who agree to play for fluff instead of people celebrating their holidays and another team getting fired by management and ownership.
And although it's always surprising to see other players say no. 89 by Alexander Mogilini (and in that classic vintage outfit, no less), Alex Tuch certainly wears it well.
Also, Jack Eichel's surgery looks safe, doesn't it?
John Tortorella's Flyers reminded me of John Tortorella's Rangers circa 2009-11, a team that lacked the talent or depth to compete but was generally disorganized and difficult to play against.
And yes, it was Carter Hart who made sure she wasn't Blaine Lacher as Henrik Lundqvist.
The Red Wings celebrated their 1997 and 1998 Stanley Cup championships over the weekend, but they didn't retire 91-year-old Sergei Fedorov after a quarter century.
Finally, Alex Ovechkin's official Instagram page, updated on September 10, continues to feature profile pictures that people outside of Russia happily associate with genocidal criminals, so if you want to talk about morality, the NHL and professional sports.