Team Canada Junior after winning the gold medal at the 2018 WJC.
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NHL Team Tried To Trade Player After Finding Out He Was Involved in the 2018 WJC Scandal

Published January 31, 2024 at 2:22 PM

Yesterday, the identities of the five players who were facing charges in relation of the 2018 scandal around Team Canada Junior were revealed.

Philadelphia Flyers' Carter Hart, Calgary Flames, Dillon Dube, former Senator Alex Formenton, as well as New Jersey Devils' Cal Foote and Michael McLeod all went to the London Police to face charges.

While there are a lot of questions remaining about their future in the NHL and the consequences they'll face, a major development was reported that tarnishes the reputation of a respected NHL organization.

Flyers Tried to Trade Hart After Finding Out Involvement in 2018 WJC Scandal


We learned that Daniel Briere and the Flyers tried to trade Hart to another team after they found out he was involved in the 2018 scandal.

Indeed, this summer, the Flyers pulled all the stops to try and offload Hart to another organization.

"There was lots of talk of the Flyers looking to trade Carter Hart this past summer knowing this was eventually coming down."

How much can players be protected because they're good at hockey? People around the NHL knew who was behind this, and they still let them play for years.

There are a lot of missing pieces to this debate, but we can surely agree that the league's handling of the situation hasn't been adequate.

Do you think the players will be banned from the NHL?

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NHL Team Tried To Trade Player After Finding Out He Was Involved in the 2018 WJC Scandal

Do you think the guilty players will be banned from the NHL?

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