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  1. I see this debacle as emblematic of deep-seated problems in the culture of North American “leadership” classes. No accountability. Ass-covering. Hypocrisy. A complete vacuum of any sense of responsibility and duty. Ordinary people suffer while they sail along without consequence or any dent in their smugly entitled self-image. Think of the financial crash of 2008. I’m not sure how we got this way, because, while elites have always inhabited a bubble of privilege, I do believe that there have been eras in the past when some sense of responsibility and duty did have some prominence within our corporate and governing classes. It’s profoundly tragic that regular folks have responded to this systemic pathology by veering toward authoritarianism, ignorance, and utter stupidity, but that’s another story. Anyway, the ONLY thing these a-holes care about is money. Now that the money is fleeing, I would expect to see heads start rolling.
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  2. Respectfully disagree ... behind this defence corps I have no confidence that Primeau would continue to develop ... and he is FAR from "fully-cooked" IMO.
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  3. 3 Habs n 25 NCAA kids to watch bit. https://www.flohockey.tv/articles/8018448-logan-cooley-luke-hughes-lead-25-nhl-prospects-to-watch-in-college-hockey
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  4. Everything I’ve read about him suggests that, in sheer hockey terms, he was an impressive prospect when drafted. I don’t know how the ensuing year affected his development - probably very well as a human being, and very poorly as a hockey player. Since we now know that a culture of brutal misogyny is endemic in junior hockey circles, Mailloux is best understood as the one who got caught, rather than an aberration among his peers; a deeply disturbing thought which nevertheless reframes his situation in important ways. I’m glad we’ve signed him…I was always afraid we would throw him away for PR reasons, putting ourselves at a competitive disadvantage with other clubs who draft equally toxic young men but get to keep, develop, and benefit from their hockey skills. Plus, given what he’s gone through, Mailloux is probably now significantly ahead of many of his peers in terms of his understanding of gender and basic human decency. This shows that the new regime has its head on straight.
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