The end has come for Bill Peters.
Last night on Sportsnet, NHL insider Elliotte Friedman released an update on the developing Peters news, reporting that the “process is reaching its conclusion” and that Peters will indeed be removed as head coach of the Calgary Flames.
This is what has finally taken place. The Flames will hold a press conference later today to announce the dismissal of Peters as the club’s head coach as per Frank Seravelli of TSN.
In case you missed, Calgary Flames head coach Bill Peters has been accused of making racist remarks at former player Akim Aliu during the 2009-10 season with the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL.
Flames GM Brad Treliving informed the media that the team was aware of Aliu’s allegations, but would meet with Peters before making any public announcement on the matter.
On top of that, reports of physical abuse were added to the mix. Seravelli gave more information, using the comments of former Carolina Hurricanes players who were coached by Peters and it seems like there was also an abuse issue.
Former Canaes player Michal Jordan confirms to TSN that there were “multiple” physical altercations between Peters and players in Carolina.
It’s fair to say that this was the only acceptable outcome in this story.