Allan Walsh is one of the best agents in the NHL. He cares about his players and he’s as connected as you can get to NHL owners and GMs. When he says Gary needs to start packing up his office, you should probably listen:
Allan’s not wrong.
Gary Bettman has presided over the deaths of multiple NHL players, enabling sexual abuse of players and NHL staff. He’s turned a blind eye to decades of opioid and drug abuse among its players, allowing rampant racism to fester all the while protecting the abusers, not the victims.
Gary didn’t just find out about Kyle Beach this year. He knew about it 10 years ago when it happened and ignored it to protect the NHL’s shield and its partners.
Gary knew about Kyle Beach’s sexual assault. Gary knows about EVERY sexual assault case and has refused to step up on behalf of the victims every time.
Gary knows CTE is a major problem among NHL players but continues to deny its existence despite the rash of suicides and ongoing serious mental health issues amongst its players.
The fact that we can’t get a Rick with Gary 1 on 1 interview is a bit concerning… pic.twitter.com/6J9kAJH96i
— World Hockey Report (@worldhockeyrpt) November 1, 2021
Gary is a liar who lies to protect his job and $10 million per year. He doesn’t give a single shit about Kyle Beach. He never cared about Mark Rypien, Derek Boogard, or any other player whose life was destroyed by his lack of compassion or inability, to tell the truth.
The NHL will never experience a culture change until Gary is gone because Gary has repeatedly done the wrong thing. It’s always been about self-preservation and the protection of the NHL’s 32 partners, for Gary Bettman and Bill Daly, and they should both be fired out of a shit cannon into the sun for the damage they’ve done to the human beings who make their paychecks possible.
If Allan Walsh says NHL owners are looking to unload Gary Bettman, Gary Bettman is in deep shit and it’s about fucking time.