I listen to Pink Floyd when trying to retain my grasp on my sanity. Only certain songs, of course. Some Floyd songs are counterproductive to that effort.
The funny part is that I had a mouse in the house and he liked Floyd too. I used this against him by luring him out and setting the trap near where I knew he would go. He has been relocated to Minnesota now.
I vehemently disagree with those of you who think he should be allowed to play. The stakes are too damn high. If he is suspended and later found to be not guilty, then it's a public apology and a "I'm just glad we can move past this." By not suspending him pending the outcome, at worst the Blackhawks organization and the NHL have sanctioned a rapist, alienated a substantial number of fans, and taken a hot, steaming s*** all over the victim. I can't fathom why this is a chance they are willing to take. Even from a soulless, strictly business perspective, this sounds like the most heinous of PR nightmares.
I see where you're coming from. Rape is nasty business.
However, if he is suspended before it goes to a grand jury, that also opens a door for false claims. Imagine if someone had thought that the Wings were going to beat Tampa last spring so a Tampa fangirl claimed that Tatar or Gus or one of our players had raped her knowing that they'd be immediately suspended.
It wouldn't have to be a fan. If someone had a large wager or even if there was a gambling organization that wanted to drop the odds, all they would have to do would be to find a girl to make the claim, even if it would fall apart later.
If he's guilty, the team and/or league can ban him for life and be making a statement. If he's innocent, there is no reason that he should have to suffer for something he hasn't done. (We'll find other reasons to hate him.)
The only ones who can be judge and jury are the judge and jury.
As much as I'd like to see him suffer if proven guilty, he hasn't been yet. It's inconsistent with the Voynov case, but in the Voynov case, it was more likely that he'd be charged and found guilty simply due to evidence and police witness. Kane's case is still open. It may not even get to the grand jury. If it doesn't, he is a free man and will need that camp to play hockey for your team. I can see Chicago's point in having him at camp. They need to prepare for the future, whichever way it unfolds.
There's nothing wrong with being concerned for someones sweater choice. You have to save some of these girls from themselves.
'Tis true, 'tis true. I wasted my money on a Kronwall, whilst my dear old Dad (may he rest in peace) invested in a Lang. Should have listened to Dad like a good girl and gotten myself a Cleary like he said. That one will never be obsolete.
I would think a settlement is likely. If he's not guilty, she's going to take the settlement and run. If he's guilty, she may well rather end it with something than face a jury and have to recount the most horrific thing that's ever happened to her, knowing that in such a high-profile case people will be glued to every word.
If I were in her shoes (assuming he's guilty), I'd take the money. Justice would not be served, but if you find yourself in that situation, sometimes your own peace comes before the greater good. At least he's been exposed and other women will be warned.