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Chicago Blackhawks Begin Trending For The Worst Reasons

Published November 1, 2023 at 1:27 PM
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NHL Commissioner Takes Action

In an unexpected turn of events, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has issued a significant penalty against the Ottawa Senators for their involvement in an illicit trade during the summer of 2021. This controversial trade centered around former Senator Evgenii Dadonov, who was traded to a team that was included on his no-trade clause list, a clear violation of NHL rules.

Unraveling the Controversy



The heart of the controversy lies in the initial assertion that Dadonov had never submitted a no-trade list. However, subsequent investigations debunked this claim, confirming that the player had indeed provided such a list. This revelation intensified the uproar within the hockey community.


The NHL's response to the Senators' transgression has left both fans and analysts stunned. The league's penalty involves the revocation of one of Ottawa's first-round draft picks, originally designated for either the 2025 or 2026 draft. The specific year for the forfeiture of this draft choice will be decided by the NHL in due course.

What's particularly notable about this situation is the contrast it presents when compared to a controversy involving the Chicago Blackhawks. The Chicago franchise faced its own crisis related to the cover-up of a significant case within their organization. While the Senators have lost a valuable draft pick, the Blackhawks were fined just $2 million, and fans are livid, sadly, Kyle Beach's name is now trending all over social media.

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The differing penalties handed to these two franchises have sparked a heated debate among hockey enthusiasts. Social media platforms, particularly Twitter, have been buzzing with passionate fans expressing their frustrations and airing criticisms, not only toward the NHL but also the Chicago Blackhawks organization.





The disparities in punishments have ignited a spirited discussion within the hockey community.
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