Former NHL player Breaks Silence on Fresh Scandal Surrounding the 2016 Chicago Blackhawks Team

Published December 12, 2023 at 2:02 PM
BY DAWSON MCKENZIE
     
This former NHLer has just revealed another scandal from his time with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2016, this time regarding how the Team skirted NHL rules.

Tootoo Opens Up About Time With Blackhawks Revealing Scandal



Jordin Tootoo is becoming a well-renowned author in his retirement from the NHL, as he is onto his second book since hanging up his skates. His newest book shines some light on how the Chicago Blackhawks skirted the rules to place him on LTIR during his time with the club.

Tootoo, not wanting to play for Chicago's AHL affiliate for personal reasons, went to then-GM Stan Bowman to request he be placed on LTIR.


"Put me on long-term injured reserve, and do whatever you have to in order to make it look right, because I'm not going to go play in Rockford-end of story."


This is obviously against, the rules, as Tootoo states that all he had to do was get an MRI done, and then the team placed him on LTIR and didn't talk to him the rest of the year.

Blackhawks Skirted the Rules Opening Up Questions About the League



The story in the book has gone viral on social media, and its no question the League has seen what went down. The remaining question is now what they will do about it if anything. Tootoo seemed to have confirmed what everyone already presumed was going on with LTIR and players who don't want to be sent down to the minors. Now, we will see if Bettman decides to take action.

Everyone knows this is why LTIR exists and how it's exploited every season. It's also why the extremely long deals coming out of the lockout were signed without a second thought and why the NHL are hypocrites for punishing teams retroactively for signing players to long term deals under contracts that the NHL approved.

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