Monthly Archives: July 1996

‘Game misconduct: Alan Eagleson and the Corruption of Hockey’

Written by Russ Conway, reviewed by JIM SILVER

Eagleson, handcuffed

RUSS CONWAY is a practitioner of the art, too little seen in Canada and especially among sportswriters, of muck-raking investigative journalism. And there’s so much Eagleson muck to be raked. Eagleson wore at least four different hats while President of the National Hockey League Players Association [NHLPA]: union president, player agent, international hockey impresario, and close friend of NHL owners and management. As one former player said: “He wears so many hats I think even he gets screwed up sometimes.” Continue reading

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