Sports Scott Stinson: In Karlsson affair, a reminder that star athletes are also human

00:57  14 june  2018
00:57  14 june  2018 Source:   nationalpost.com

Virtue, Moir, Chan, Stojko hit the road

  Virtue, Moir, Chan, Stojko hit the road TORONTO - Ice skating darlings Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are among the retired all-star athletes hitting the road for a thank you tour. The veteran Olympic champions will be joined by fellow pairs skaters Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford, as well as skaters Patrick Chan, Kaetlyn Osmond and Elvis Stojko. The coast-to-coast showcase begins Oct. 5 in Abbotsford, B.C., and is set to hit 30 cities. It wraps up in St. John's, N.L. The tour follows Canada's The veteran Olympic champions will be joined by fellow pairs skaters Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford, as well as skaters Patrick Chan, Kaetlyn Osmond and Elvis Stojko.

The world is your oyster. By which I mean it’s under intense surveillance at all times even though that’s a giant waste of energy, money, and humanity .

Erik Karlsson was as yet an Ottawa Representative after the NHL exchange due date and would like to stay one for some more years. The 27-year-old star defenceman was the focal point of exchange hypothesis for a considerable length of time in front of Monday's due date yet the club purportedly

12208833_1671221749824819_5984673024753854762_n.jpg: Mike Hoffman and his fiancee Monika Caryk.© Facebook Mike Hoffman and his fiancee Monika Caryk.

There is a room tucked away in most arenas that has long seemed like a funny throwback to a much earlier time. It usually has a simple sign outside that says something like Players’ Wives’ Room, but the label is unnecessary: between the lounge chairs and the parked baby strollers and the assorted children’s toys strewn about, it is fairly clear that it is not a meeting room or a high-priced luxury suite.

The idea that there is this specific place for women to gather while their husbands are at work feels of another era, the modern version of the parlour where the ladies gathered while the menfolk smoked cigars and conducted serious business.

Rumours of Karlssons’ harassment have been circulating ‘for some time’

  Rumours of Karlssons’ harassment have been circulating ‘for some time’ Shaamini Yogaretnam, the reporter who broke the story of the alleged abuse the Karlssons have received at the hands of Mike Hoffman’s fiancée, joined Sportsnet 590 to expand on her report. The post Federer starts grass-court season with win in Stuttgart appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.News broke Tuesday that Erik Karlsson‘s wife, Melinda, had filed an order of protection against Monika Caryk, Mike Hoffman‘s fiancée, on May 4.

Scott Stinson : In the end, Kathleen Wynne was a politician like all the rest. While kinds of moves were clearly motivated by electoral politics, they also carried political risks. Wynne may say she isn't sorry, but we'll agree to disagree.

Aside from the critical slams, Scott also had to put up with co- star Johnny Knoxville's gross-out antics on set, including After realizing that his dream of becoming a professional athlete — Scott played baseball, basketball, and football—wasn't going to happen, he decided to follow another passion: acting.

But it’s also a reminder that, for as much as athletes can be treated like fungible assets, they are actual people with personal lives and families and all that can entail. It’s a point that was blown into the open in about the most awkward way possible this week with the news that Meilinda Karlsson, wife of star Ottawa Senators defenceman Erik, has applied for a peace bond that alleges serial online harassment by Monika Caryk, the girlfriend of Mike Hoffman, his Sens teammate.

There are many caveats to note with this story. None of the allegations have been tested in court; and the peace bond, which dates to early May, still has not been served on Caryk herself. Hoffman and his agent, Robert Hooper, both denied to the Ottawa Citizen that Caryk was behind the online harassment, which Melinda Karlsson alleges included death wishes and accusations of drug use that led to the Karlssons’ first child being stillborn in March. Erik Karlsson himself replied to that anonymous Instagram comment by suggesting that he knew the author had been harassing him and his wife “for months” but that “this is an all new low even for you. You are a disgusting person.”

Conflicting Reports About Erik Karlsson Trade Demand Add to Senators Chaos

  Conflicting Reports About Erik Karlsson Trade Demand Add to Senators Chaos ​What a mess. The Ottawa Senators are spiraling out of control. There is a laundry list of disfunction facing the franchise right now. Mike Hoffman's girlfriend, Craig Anderson's unrest, and their assistant GM's sexual harassment charges just to name a few. Now they have this rumor to add to the list. Well, now there’s rumours Erik Karlsson has requested a trade. Fun. — Nick Alberga (@thegoldenmuzzy) June 14, 2018 Erik Karlsson, the teams best player and captain, is rumored to have asked for a trade. This isn't really a surprise as it seemed like the Senators were already actively shopping Karlsson in preparation for his departure in free agency in 2019.

Scott Hamilton Biography. Athlete , Television Personality, Ice Skater (1958–). 114. SHARES. Actor Campbell Scott co-produced The Daytrippers and Big Night with Stanley Tucci. In the 1990s he also starred in movies such as Dying Young and Singles.

Scott Stinson . The Other Decision. Erik Karlsson is under contract through the 2018-19 season, but if the Ottawa Senators decide they cannot afford a deal in the -million-per-year range, then Karlsson would immediately become the biggest trade chip in recent memory.

Mike Hoffman and his girlfriend Monika Caryk.

The Senators are investigating, as are Ottawa Police.

Fans of just about any team have probably heard stories about affairs and love triangles that have led to locker-room strife. Often these rise to the apocryphal and not much more, but anytime a fight between teammates breaks out in practice, one of the early theories is usually that there is a woman involved. Or gambling debts.

Rarely, though, has something quite so ugly spilled out, especially with the added twist of social media being the forum for the behaviour in question. It’s a most modern of sports stories, with someone allegedly using the presumption of anonymity granted by an Instagram account with a fake name to target a victim with a public profile. If the posts and comments are linked back to Caryk — stating again for the record here that the Hoffman camp denies she is behind them — then it would be the second time in less than a week that social media behaviour had a potentially franchise-altering impact on the fortunes of a professional sports team. Last week it was Barbara Bottini, the wife of Philadelphia 76ers president and general manager Bryan Colangelo, who was identified as the author of hundreds of Twitter posts, on anonymous accounts, that defended her husband, and occasionally criticized his players and divulged team secrets. What started out as a funny story about a thin-skinned executive turned grim when it turned out Colangelo’s wife was just trying to stand up for him. He lost his job and was not particularly appreciative of her efforts.

Here's How You Extinguish the Ottawa Senators Dumpster Fire

  Here's How You Extinguish the Ottawa Senators Dumpster Fire The Ottawa Senators are a complete dumpster fire right now. Actually, they're worse than even that. However, that doesn't mean they can't steer their team in the right direction with a few moves and change in personnel. First things first, trade Mike Hoffman and ​Erik Karlsson. Not just one, but both of them. ​Due to recent events with Karlsson and Hoffman, their careers as Senators seem all but over. Bridges have been burnt and grudges have been made. Neither should stay a Senator for the sake of the team and themselves.

In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars . By seven o’clock the orchestra has arrived, no thin five-piece affair , but a whole pitful of oboes and trombones and saxophones and viols and cornets and piccolos, and low and

Scott Stinson : That the NHL’s broadcast partner is also an Olympic partner is , presumably, not news to Gary Bettman and friends. The Swedes with a Sedins swan song and the dazzling blue-line combo of Erik Karlsson and Victor Hedman. The Finns with Patrik Laine leading a boatload of young stars

But the ugliness of that story is mild relative to what is alleged to have happened with the Senators. The fact that Karlsson took legal action against Caryk suggests that there is little chance of fence-mending to be done here, even if the harassment is linked to someone else. Hoffman’s agent even acknowledged as much, telling the Citizen that “it would be very difficult for both parties to co-exist.” Either Caryk has conducted an awful social-media campaign against the wife of a Sens teammate, or she has been unfairly accused of doing so by that wife. That horse will not go back in that barn.

This is the part of team management that fans, and media, often don’t see when we consider trades and draft picks and any number of transactions that simply move players around like pieces on a chessboard. It’s easy to slip into the habit of treating players purely like property, assets to be exploited. That attitude can be pervasive, as can be seen anytime a player has the temerity to ask for a trade, or decline one, or leave in free agency. That way lies a jersey burned in anger.

The athletes-as-chattel concept is also seen when players are routinely blasted for poor performance without any consideration of contributing factors. Some players absolutely do not put in the work to become successful, others try their damnedest but struggle in unfamiliar surroundings, or in a difficult role, or just because they are lonely.

They get paid great sums of money, to be sure, for a career that is, deservedly, the envy of most fans. But athletes can get hurt, too. They can lose a child. They can struggle with depression and abuse. It is trite to say that star players are also human. But sometimes we need to be reminded of that.

Scott Baio's sexual assault case officially dismissed .
Scott Baio's sexual assault case officially dismissedThe Los Angeles County District Attorney has officially closed the sexual assault case against actor Scott Baio.

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