Despite heavy negotiations the NHL has cancelled the season. What's with the unions in the US? I thought they were weak? Quite a number of the stars are playing hockey in Sweden instead. Two of them, Huselius and Tallinder, were recently sacked from my hometown's hockey team because of rape charges that were later withdrawn. (Eventually, there will be further investigations.)
Huselius, who was leading the Elite League in scoring with 49 points in 34 games, had his contract terminated by Linkoping, the team's chairman, Christer Maard, told Agence France-Presse.Huselius, former Panthers defenseman Andreas Lilja and Buffalo Sabres defenseman Henrik Tallinder were accused of rape by a 22-year-old woman but were released and never charged after the three reportedly admitted to having consensual sex with the woman.Maard said it doesn't matter that what they did isn't illegal."We demand that our players have a certain level of judgment, and these players have shown an extraordinary lack of good judgment," Maard said.The story has been huge news in Sweden and has been an embarrassment to Swedish hockey. Lilja has left his club, Mora, and Tallinder was also fired by Linkoping.
Superblog 2!! - Now with a sports section.