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Around the League 2019-2020 Edition

Wayward DP

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I'm wondering if there is a domestic abuse / violence against women issue here...

apparently it is not because of racism or player abuse.
 

BG

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Likely has something to do with this:

“We don’t like surprises,” said Bettman. “The Bill Peters’ situation was a complete surprise. Going forward, our clubs are on notice that if they become aware of an incident of conduct of NHL personnel on or off the ice that is clearly inappropriate, unlawful or demonstratively abusive, or that may violate league policies, we in the league office — Bill Daly or me — must be immediately advised.

“There will be zero tolerance for any failure to notify us. In the event of failure to notify us, the club and the individuals involved can expect severe discipline.”
 

Wayward DP

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apparently Montgomery gave an interview as a part of a podcast / local radio show... "White Elephant Afternoon Drive 2019 - Monty on Monty". Aired December 5/19

it's a weird mix of hockey related questions, and questions that are much more clearly suggestive/innuendo. among other things, he discusses his player's pubic hair (noting more of them go 'brazilian' these days or something along those lines). and I mean he sounds kinda drunk, but that's hard to tell over the phone. he also referred to the broadcast team as a bunch of "mutes" (short for mutants?)

one of the questions was straight up, 'how much ass does Tyler Seguin get?'
 

BG

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I wonder when this movement spills over to other sports? Pro and college football? Pro baseball? Male coaches in female sports?

The coach of a professional sports team holds a lot of power over their players - especially those looking to break-in.
 

axlsalinger

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Just listened to the interview and there's nothing there. Unless he was deemed to be drunk on air, which I don't think is the case. Funny that this still hasn't leaked, nobody has any idea why he was let go.
 

LeafOfFaith

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I have this feeling it might be an insubordination thing. Like maybe he has some beef with the president or owner and went on a profanity-laced tirade, and they were like get the **** out of here.
 

jeffbear

Mod Squad
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Just listened to the interview and there's nothing there. Unless he was deemed to be drunk on air, which I don't think is the case. Funny that this still hasn't leaked, nobody has any idea why he was let go.
Yeah, that interview isn't the thing that got him canned. Dreger was reporting last night that whatever the incident was, it "left them no choice" but to fire the man. That interview is cringe-inducing, but not to that point. I feel like it's better just to wait until the incident that actually caused Montgomery to be fired is identified to make any judgements on the matter.
 

MyNameIsJonas

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He hit his wife
Slept with a wife of someone in the org
Had kid porn
Took a shit in the middle of the locker room to motivate the team
Refused to stop doing a Polak impression
Is in fact a terrorist
Is a registered democrat in Texas
Likes Olives
Puts ketchup on steak

One of these
 

LeafGm

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Hard to figure how it's better for Montgomery now and going forward for the rest of his career for there to be rampant speculation about what he did to get fired rather than just coming out with it and getting it over with.
 

LeafOfFaith

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I don’t know about that. If it’s pretty bad, he’s dead in the media and not hirable as a result. If it stays under wraps and a good old boy wants to give him a second shot, they can.
 
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