Highlights / Akim Aliu

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Ex-NHL coach Montgomery describes dismissal as ‘wake-up call’

Many, many years ago, I broke into the newspaper business under a city editor named Brodie Snyder, whose lessons remain with me today. One of them: complete the story from start to finish, no matter how long it takes. Which »

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Another NHL coach leaves under a cloud

Things are not getting any better for the National Hockey League. A day after Commissioner Gary Bettman delivered a stiff warning about abusive behaviour, the coach of the Dallas Stars, Jim Montgomery, was fired Tuesday for what the team called »

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Bettman vows to get tough on abusive personal conduct

Facing what could become a wider public relations nightmare, National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman says the league plans to take action to do a better job of dealing with personal conduct issues. Speaking in Pebble Beach California while attending »

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Peters is out as Calgary coach

Bill Peters is no longer the coach of the Calgary Flames. The team’s general manager, Brad Treliving, told a press conference today he had accepted a letter of resignation from Peters. “Effectively immediately, Bill Peters is no longer a member »

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Aliu not happy with Peters’ apology as fallout continues

Calgary Flames coach Bill Peters still has a job–for now. How long it lasts remains to be seen. On Wednesday, Peters released the contents of a letter he sent to his general manager, Brad Treliving, apologizing for his actions 10 »

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Calgary Flames coach facing allegations of racism

For the second time in less than a month, hockey is back in the headlines for–what staunch supporters will tell you–are all the wrong reasons. In what seems like a heartbeat ago, everybody was venting–pro or con–about the firing of »