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Insider explains the reasons behind the Blackhawks' lack of transparency in the Corey Perry saga

Published December 1, 2023 at 12:57
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Over a week ago, the situation between Corey Perry and the Chicago Blackhawks took an intriguing turn. After no one claimed Perry on waivers, the team officially terminated his contract, ending his stint with the Blackhawks just a few months after signing him for $4 million.

Perry issued an apology and admitted his struggle with alcohol. However, the reasons for his dismissal remain secret, leading to wild rumors, including an alleged relationship with the mother of his teammate, Connor Bedard, although this has been refuted by officials.

Journalist Martin Leclerc pointed out the implausibility of the story, explaining that no professional organization would terminate a contract of this magnitude for a consensual relationship with an adult.

Moreover, protecting the privacy of an alleged victim involved in the affair is essential, justifying the Blackhawks' silence. A lawyer also confirmed that the incident was serious enough to lead to such a drastic decision.


The situation was difficult for Blackhawks GM Kyle Davidson, who had to face the press, but the priority is the protection of the victim, which explains the lack of details disclosed.

To read Leclerc's full column, click here:


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