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NHL's response sparks fan outcry over the 2018 team Canada scandal

AUG 13, 2023   |   BY HUNTER BOWMAN
The specter of the lingering WJC Scandal of 2018 continues to cast a shadow over the National Hockey League, a puzzle that fans and media are eager to see resolved, yet answers have remained elusive.

NHL insider Katie Strang recently reached out to Bill Daly, the NHL's Deputy Commissioner, in her pursuit of clarity regarding the eventual resolution of the investigation. Regrettably, her inquiry was met with silence, leaving a cloud of uncertainty enveloping the matter.

"When asked about the possibility of the NHL revealing the findings of the WJC 2018 investigation prior to the commencement of NHL training camps, Bill Daly, the Deputy Commissioner of the NHL, conveyed in an email that he currently lacks a 'specific timetable to share at this moment'," Strang's report highlighted.


Devoted fans, who have been patiently awaiting revelations about the implicated teams and players, have found this hush rather hard to take. One fan managed to encapsulate the sentiment with a touch of humor, quipping,
"Translation: 'Oh...you haven't forgotten about that yet? Darn.'"



In the realm of speculation, rumors have swirled regarding potential penalties targeting roughly five players ensnared in the scandal's web. Nonetheless, the protracted absence of clear information has caused palpable frustration within the hockey community.

Curiously, the status of the players involved with their respective clubs remains unchanged, even in the face of this unresolved situation. Although the teams implicated have been identified, this prolonged waiting game has emboldened fans to voice their opinions across various social media platforms.

Here's the lineup:

Forwards: Dillon Dubé, Jonah Gadjovich, Boris Katchouk, Maxime Comtois, Taylor Raddysh, Tyler Steenbergen, Drake Batherson, Michael McLeod, Brett Howden, Sam Steel, Alex Formenton, Jordan Kyrou, Robert Thomas

Defensemen: Jake Bean, Conor Timmins, Cal Foote, Cale Makar, Dante Fabbro, Kale Clague, Victor Mete

Goaltenders: Carter Hart, Colton Point


In a landscape devoid of definitive conclusions, the specter of the 2018 WJC Scandal continues to serve as a poignant reminder of the intricate challenges the league grapples with on and off the ice.

As fans bide their time for further revelations, a slew of unanswered questions persist, ranging from the potential repercussions on players' careers to the league's ongoing commitment to upholding integrity and transparency.

Source: Flyersinsider
DO YOU BELIEVE THE NHL SHOULD ANNOUNCE A RESOLUTION OF THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE WJC 2018 SCANDAL BEFORE THE OPENING OF NHL TRAINING CAMPS?
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