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Before we get into Boston Bruins and NHL news and rumors, the latest allegations of racism and sexual crimes in the NHL need to be addressed and talked about.

The racist and misogynistic culture in the hockey world continues to be exposed. If you are truly a fan of this great sport – and more importantly, a decent human being – you should be happy, not offended or angry that the truth about hockey culture is finally coming out and being addressed.

After a summer that saw Hockey Canada’s condoning of sexual assault and rape get exposed on a daily basis, disturbing accusations of sexual assault on a minor and grooming by Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Ian Cole were made by a woman on Twitter on Sunday.

Cole immediately denied the allegations through a statement from his agent Kevin Magnuson.

However, that didn’t stop the Tampa Bay Lightning to immediately put Cole on paid suspension pending a further investigation by the team.

But the exposing of the misogyny in hockey culture didn’t stop there as a story broke that the head trainer of the Edmonton Oilers AHL affiliate, the Bakersfield Condors, have fired their head athletic trainer for similar actions to Cole’s alleged actions.

Another longtime epidemic in hockey culture has been racism and the accepted racist actions of too many on and off the ice. Too many not just in hockey, but in life are too afraid to acknowledge that systematic racism exists in so many walks of life and usually, it’s the racists themselves because they don’t want to be exposed for who they are. Well, consider Toronto Sun columnist Steve Simmons exposed. Simmons questioned and downplayed the racism and discrimination that Akim Aliu claims he went through throughout his care not just as a pro hockey player but growing up as well. Aliu didn’t hold back in his response:

Simmons had tried to claim that Aliu was using racism as an excuse for never being able to live up to his potential as a hockey player. He used Wayne Simmonds as an example to prove his point and Simmonds didn’t take too kindly to that.

Good on Aliu, Simmonds and Ian Cole’s alleged victim for standing up for what’s right and if you disagree, then you’re likely part of the problem.

Now onto Boston Bruins, and NHL news. Also, the latest in NHL trade and free agent rumors in the latest Boston Hockey Now Bruins Daily:

Boston Bruins

The Boston Bruins made some headlines Sunday as they waived three veterans in an effort to become salary cap compliant by the 5 PM ET deadline on Monday. If all three clear, the Boston Bruins have ten games or 30 days to assign the trio to Providence (AHL).

Forwards Nick Foligno and Chris Wagner, as well as defenseman Mike Reilly were on a crowded NHL waiver wire on Sunday afternoon, as teams scrambled to make sure they’re under the $82.5 million salary cap.

National Hockey Now

PHI: Who will be on the 2022-23 Philadelphia Flyers roster when it’s submitted to the NHL offices by 5 PM ET today?

WSH: Washington Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette discussed the human side of cutting NHL players from their teams.

FLA: The Florida Panthers waived defenseman Lucas Carlsson and forward Aleksi Heponiemi on Sunday afternoon.

DAL: What does the Dallas Stars final roster look like with the 5 PM ET deadline looming today

COL: Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon was back at practice on Sunday.

VGK: What are ten things Vegas Golden Knights fans should be happy about as the 2022-23 regular season gets underway?

SJS: Center Thomas Bordeleau, winger William Eklund, and defenseman Nick Cicek were re-assigned to the San Jose Barracuda as part of the final roster cuts for the San Jose Sharks.

Canada Hockey Now

MTL: The Montreal Canadiens placed defensemen Corey Schueneman and Madison Bowey on waivers.

CGY: Will the Calgary Flames hit the NHL trade market once again before their season starts?

 

 

With 20 years of experience (SiriusXM NHL Network Radio, ESPNBoston, NESN, NHL.com, etc.) covering the Bruins, the NHL, NCAA and junior hockey and more, Jimmy Murphy’s hockey black book is full of Hall of Famers, current players, coaches, management, scouts and a wide array of hockey media personalities that have lived in and around this great game. For 17 of his 20 years as a hockey and sports reporter, Murph covered the Bruins on essentially a daily basis covering their victorious 2011 Stanley Cup run and their 2013 run to the Final as well. Murphy has hosted national and local radio shows and podcasts and also has experience in TV as well.

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jimmy murphy is one dumb fuk

You absolutely suck

Rick W Murray

I find Jimmy one of the most honest, if not thee most honest straight shooting writer around. I might be wrong on this but he’ll correct me if I am but, I believe he was the only one at a press conference who stood up to management & asked them why they still had jobs. I’ve got nothing to gain by writing this Cause I don’t think Jimmy particularly likes me much. Just speaking truth here. Keep up the good work. And yes I still want Sweeney gone!

Barre

Sooo… yet another social justice warrior. The NHL news and Bruins specifically is an afterthought in your article. Brilliant. So where were you on the Blackhawks debacle? Crickets…

Barre

Link your article.

Barre

No thanks. Link your ‘right here blasting them’ commentary. Very interested to read your thoughts at the time.

Bs4eva

Well said sir!!

Gary

I won’t support racism or sexual misconduct in any way, in any environment, or by any people. I would like to at least give Ian Cold the benefit of the doubt, at least until investigations are concluded. If found guilty, ban him from the league and jail him for a long time. I can’t speak to Akim Aliu’s clsims. This is the first I’ve heard his name. He may have had to endure racism and it may have blocked his chances for success. What was his level of talent is my first question. I won’t condone excuses regardless of their… Read more »

Gary

As for the Bruins’ moves, I’m not surprised. Wagner looks old. Never fleet-footed he seems to have lost another step. He was a good player for the Bs a couple years ago, but I feel those days are behind him. A bit of the same for Foligno. His physical and locker room presence will be missed, but the younger guys are starting to skate circles around him. I am saddened by the news, but don’t disagree with the decision. I was hoping Reilly was jettisoned. He seems to get at least one high sticking call a game. He gets beat… Read more »

LC

LOL at the butthurt in these comments. Truly pathetic 😂

We get it. Society is growing up, and you didn’t. Must be tough. Boo hoo your feelings.

Last edited 1 month ago by LC
Bs metalhead

Thanks, needs to be said jimmy! He is obviously triggered and insecure AF not to mention a coward for not owning his opinion and hiding. We all love the game, as a hockey fan I already deal with fact it’s not most popular sport in US. I want more people to enjoy hockey, for the amazing athletes to get credit they deserve, not make it more restricted. America is a country of immigrants, has always been better because of it, it is a strength and why we even have hockey in the states! How can people be racist and enjoy… Read more »

Barre

Why we even have hockey in the States? Really??? 1942 son. The world had nothing even close. The Boston Bruins, Chicago Black Hawks, Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers and Toronto Maple Leafs make up the League for the next 25 seasons. That would be 1967. Were you even born yet? Let’s please stop with the oratories about ‘systemic’ shall we.

Marc R Lacoursiere

The balls on you. You asked dumb and dumber why they still had jobs. Any video? Surprised Neely didn’t TURN Sea Bass on you.

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