Front Burner

Former hockey pros describe the sport's dark side

Today on Front Burner, former NHLer Daniel Carcillo and former OHLer Brock McGillis on their experiences with the dark side of hockey culture, and how they think it can change.
Gary Bettman spoke publicly for the first time since various allegations surfaced against coaches. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images )
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NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has responded to a string of allegations about racism, bullying and physical abuse in the league, declaring "we will not tolerate abusive behaviour of any kind." The fallout began when player Akim Aliu described being called the n-word by his then-coach Bill Peters, who has since resigned as head coach of the Calgary Flames. So, is this a moment of reckoning for hockey?

Today on Front Burner, former NHLer Daniel Carcillo and former OHLer Brock McGillis talk about their experiences with the dark side of hockey culture, and how they think it can change.

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