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  • #16
    Originally posted by Flycoon View Post

    The accusations need to be vetted. Was an anonymous account with one previous post. Could be a shit poster like Trump.
    I'm sure the team will do its due diligence, as they should. Just a real bad look following his indiscretions in carolina.

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    • #17
      If true, the bragging to teammates bit is, wow…
      If no government system will guarantee a utopia, then our best choice is to look for the least exploitive one

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      • #18
        Hopefully this is cleared up quickly.
        Bolts72

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        • #20
          Please just sign Mike Reilly off waivers and get rid of Creepy Cole. I don’t want to see him wear the bolt

          “Could I had posted cite a site?” — WWW dot Trump makes you dumb dot RU

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          • #21
            We don't have the cap space and Ian Cole won't be off the books until we terminate his contract.

            What a big mistake signing even if the accusations aren't substantiated.

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            • #22
              Yep, first true failure I’d associate with JBB and his management team
              “Could I had posted cite a site?” — WWW dot Trump makes you dumb dot RU

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              • #23
                If Lightning knew about the allegations prior to Cole’s signing offering him a contract simply unacceptable. Hopefully this ugly situation gets sorted out quickly. Team obviously not giving him due process as he is suspended which makes you wonder how much they really know.
                Bolts72

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                • #24
                  No, these are new allegations. What everyone in the hockey world, including Bolts brass, knew about was that Cole is a scumbag who cheated on his wife with a young ice-level reporter who worked for the Carolina Hurricanes. That information came out right before free agency began. The Lightning should have stayed far away. Now the stench of these new allegations make it a stain on the Lightning’s pristine image. There is almost zero chance that this investigation will result in a clear facts. These things are always messy, and in this case (as opposed to Creepy Cole simply having an affair) it’s also a crime. I have to think Vinnik is having a very pointed conversation with JBB about auditing the decision to sign someone of such low morality. I also think JBB and his staff are looking for a way to release Cole without a cap penalty so they can try to get a replacement. Anyway, I’m like 90% expecting Cole to be cut loose any minute now. This story truly sucks.
                  “Could I had posted cite a site?” — WWW dot Trump makes you dumb dot RU

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                  • #25
                    So, can they terminate him "for cause" or do they just have to fire him and eat the contract? Either way, he's got to go, ASAP. Then, as you mentioned, will Reilly fit under the cap?
                    "Who are white supremacists?" Proud Boys. "Well I tell the Proud Boys to stand back, and stand by"

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                    • #26
                      If his contract is terminated we are on the hook for the full thing. The accuser has yet to come forward to authorities, without a cooperating victim the NHL is unlikely to authenticate any part of the story
                      If no government system will guarantee a utopia, then our best choice is to look for the least exploitive one

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                      • #27
                        Cap hit of $3M…one year. Of course, the story would benefit from being corroborated. But I’m thinking the accuser is no longer a minor and should come forward. Her story read as though she was really pissed about his shenanigans with other minors as well. So what are the odds that, in the event she or some other young woman does not come forward, that JBB will “reinstate” him instead of just cutting him loose?
                        "Who are white supremacists?" Proud Boys. "Well I tell the Proud Boys to stand back, and stand by"

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                        • #28
                          It's not worth the distraction. Fair or not
                          If no government system will guarantee a utopia, then our best choice is to look for the least exploitive one

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                          • #29
                            Originally posted by Puckhead View Post
                            So, can they terminate him "for cause" or do they just have to fire him and eat the contract? Either way, he's got to go, ASAP. Then, as you mentioned, will Reilly fit under the cap?
                            They can, but the NHLPA can appeal it, if they don't mind being seen as defending him. Without some real evidence it may be hard to pull off and the union probably doesn't want to set a precedent of guys being able to get terminated without proof. Evander Kane's cap hit was reduced when the Sharks were able to put him on unconditional waivers and terminate his contract, thanks to a settlement with the PA on their grievance.

                            https://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/...ract-grievance
                            Last edited by Hoek; 10-10-2022, 11:32 PM.

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                            • #30
                              If he bragged about it to canes teammates and if he did this to other minors — both of which the accuser claimed — then there likely is corroborating evidence. I’m starting to doubt this cretin ever touches NHL ice again
                              “Could I had posted cite a site?” — WWW dot Trump makes you dumb dot RU

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