November 28, 2021

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NHL: Chicago postpones Hoss party after scandal

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Following an agreement with Marian Hoss, the NHL Chicago Blackhawks indefinitely postponed a “Marian Hossa Legacy Night” party in which the Hawks were to honor the former Slovak striker on November 9 before the game with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Blackhawks said on their website that the decision was reached after a discussion between CEO Danny Werts and President Jaime Faulkner and Hoss. After the case of Kyle Beach, who was sexually harassed in 2010 by former video analyst Dave Aldrich, the Blackhawks are going through hard times.

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“We all agreed that it is not a time for celebration, but a time for self-reflection. Marianne, as well as Black Hawk management, know that having boldly brought to light the light of Kyle Beach, it is important to restore trust, credit and stability to our organization. The new management is committed to upholding our values ​​and constantly working to improve This organization. There is no better embodiment of these values, not just on ice and snow, than Marian Hossa and we congratulate him on his induction into the NHL Hall of Fame.” The club was mentioned in an opinion posted on its website.

Hausa has won the Stanley Cup three times with the Black Hawks (2010, 2013, 2015). He came to Chicago in 2009 as a free agent and spent the last eight years of his career at the club. Thanks to his comprehensive play, he became one of the most famous personalities of the club, which grew into the hockey dynasty during the era of Hoss. In his first season, he won the championship with the Blackhawks and then repeated that success two more times.

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For Chicago, he played a total of 534 games in the base segment, scoring 186 goals and collecting 229 assists, and adding in the playoffs 73 points (21 + 52) in 107 duels. He ended his career in 2017 due to skin problems caused by an allergy to the equipment.

Hossu was supposed to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame last year, but the party was thwarted by the coronavirus pandemic. The concert won’t take place in Toronto until Monday, November 15 at 7.30pm (Tuesday, November 16 at 1.30am CET).

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