Fans Are Furious After The NHL's Comments on 2018 World Junior Scandal

Published August 12, 2023 at 11:10

The lingering WJC Scandal from 2018 continues to cast a shadow over the National Hockey League (NHL), as fans await any details on its resolution. However, as of now, the league remains tight-lipped about the situation. Notably, NHL Insider Katie Strang sought clarification from Bill Daly, the NHL's Deputy Commissioner, but her efforts have yielded no response.

Daly's statement offered no concrete timetable for a resolution, leaving fans frustrated and curious. Some followers expressed skepticism about the league's intentions, interpreting the lack of information as a strategic move to let the matter fade away.

"In response to the question of whether the NHL will announce a resolution of the investigation into the WJC 2018 before the opening of NHL training camps, the NHL's Deputy Commissioner, Bill Daly, responded by email that he did not have 'any specific timetable to share at this time'."

The scandal, which stirred considerable controversy back in 2018, involved allegations against several players. While rumors abound that approximately five players implicated in the incident will face disciplinary consequences, specifics remain elusive.

The Roster

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

Interestingly, the teams involved were named, yet the players in question remain with their respective clubs. Despite the passage of time, the story's intrigue has not waned among hockey enthusiasts. Many are eager to know how the situation will ultimately unfold, particularly in terms of possible penalties and suspensions.

For now, the 2018 Team Canada WJC Roster serves as a point of reference, listing players who participated in the event. Although the NHL community anticipates resolution, it appears that the league is content to maintain its silence, leaving fans and observers in limbo.
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Fans Are Furious After The NHL's Comments on 2018 World Junior Scandal

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