Blazes mentor Bill Peters blamed for coordinating racial slurs at previous player
Previous NHLer Akim Aliu claimed that Flames mentor Bill Peters coordinated racial slurs at him during the 2009- 10 season. Following a short proclamation Monday, Calgary GM Brad Treliving expressed the association needs to “complete a full and legitimate investigation.”Bill Peters|Greg Thompson/Icon Sportswire by means of Getty ImagesFormer NHLer Akim Aliu has blamed Calgary Flames mentor Bill Peters for coordinating racial slurs at him while Aliu was a new kid on the block with the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs.
Aliu, 30, made the charges on Twitter Monday, expressing that Peters “dropped the N bomb a few times towards me in the changing area” during Aliu’s new kid on the block season since Peters “didn’t care for my decision of music.” Aliu, who was conceived in Nigeria yet brought up in Ukraine and Canada, proceeded by expressing that he opposed Peters, who Aliu guaranteed composed a letter to Chicago Blackhawks president and CEO John McDonough and VP and GM Stan Bowman to have the at that point 20- year-old downgraded to the ECHL.
Subsides was not made accessible to media Monday following the Flames’ 3-2 additional time misfortune to the Pittsburgh Penguins, during which Aliu’s remarks became visible, yet Calgary GM Brad Treliving tended to the circumstance post-game.
“During today around evening time’s down I was made mindful of a Tweet from previous player Akim Aliu,” Treliving said. “Clearly, we were playing so I haven’t got an opportunity to plunk down with Bill or our kin inside to discuss this and get to its base. I would state we take these issues incredibly, genuinely. In this way, until such time as we get an opportunity to talk about it inside, we clearly needed to address you individuals.
“We know about it,” Treliving proceeded. “We were made mindful of it during the game tonight. I haven’t got an opportunity to converse with Bill. I will do that. Until such time we won’t have any further remark on it. In any case, we will address it and hit you up individuals once we get an opportunity to talk inside.”
In a composed explanation following the game, Treliving added that the group needs to “complete a full and appropriate examination before we give any further remarks on the issue.” TSN’s Darren Dreger announced Tuesday morning that the NHL head office has reached the Flames and “further discourses” are normal.
Aliu’s charges come in the wake of an ongoing report that now-previous Toronto Maple Leafs mentor Mike Babcock asked then-freshman Mitch Marner to rank partners dependent on their hard working attitude and in this way imparted Marner’s rundown to colleagues. Aliu didn’t allude to Peters by name, yet said he wasn’t shocked by the report of Babcock’s conduct on the grounds that the “apple doesn’t fall a long way from the tree, same kind of manage (Babcock’s) protege in (Calgary.)” Peters was one of Babcock’s collaborators with the Spokane Chiefs in the late-1990s and later burned through three seasons as Babcock’s colleague with the Detroit Red Wings from 2011- 12 to 2013- 14.
Aliu, who was drafted 56th by and large by the Blackhawks in 2007, had brief attacks into the AHL before his new kid on the block season, scoring three objectives in eight games over the ordinary season and end of the season games. In 2009- 10, his first full proficient season, Aliu scored 11 objectives and 17 focuses in 48 games with the IceHogs and spent 13 games with the ECHL’s Toledo Walleye, where he scored five objectives and 14 focuses.
After the 2009- 10 crusade, Aliu was exchanged by the Blackhawks to the Atlanta Thrashers close by Dustin Byfuglien, Ben Eager and Brent Sopel. Aliu continued to spend a great part of the following a few seasons in the AHL, incorporating long visits with the Flames’ offshoot. Every one of the seven of Aliu’s vocation NHL challenges were played with the Flames during the 2011- 12 and 2012- 13 seasons, quite a while before Peters’ residency as Calgary’s mentor started. Aliu has since played in Sweden, Russia and Slovakia, with his last quit accompanying the ECHL’s Orlando Solar Bears last season.
UPDATE: The NHL has discharged the accompanying explanation: “The conduct that has been affirmed is hostile and inadmissible. We will have no further remark until we have had a chance to investigate the issue all the more completely.”
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