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This Is Hockey Culture, Ep. 5: The Anaheim Ducks and Bob Murray

In this episode, we talk about the investigation into Bob Murray and the Ducks’ organization, plus the economics and marketing tactics of the NHL in light of allegations of abuse.

William Francis, 163rd overall pick of the Anaheim Ducks, is greeted by general manager Bob Murray on the draft floor during Rounds 2-7 of the 2019 NHL Draft at Rogers Arena on June 22, 2019 in Vancouver, Canada Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images

It’s Monday, which means it’s This Is Hockey Culture podcast day; my favorite day of the week!

Sam is back from vacation, and ready to break down the Anaheim Ducks organization, Bob Murray’s resignation and the independent investigation. We also discuss the economics behind the NHL’s new PR tactics in light of the Chicago Blackhawks’ investigation and what fans can expect from the NHL when it comes to publicly handling allegations of abuse and investigations.

We begin the episode with an overview of the ongoing investigation into the Ducks organization and former general manager Bob Murray. Then we talk about the NHL’s reaction to the Ducks’ news, and comparisons between the Blackhawks and the Ducks in their handling of the public image of the team while the investigation is taking place.

Sam considers the shift in hockey culture when it comes to instances of abuse in organizations, and the positive impact Kyle Beach’s bravery has had on the league, and I scrutinize the marketing of hockey and hockey culture.

We end the episode with our last thoughts, and that we’ll be keeping an eye on the results of the Ducks’ independent investigation, as it’s an ongoing process.

You can tune into the episode here, and be back on Friday to read the full episode in transcript form.

Note: We’ve had some feedback that people have been having a hard time finding This Is Hockey Culture on Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts. We’re trying to figure it out! You can find the episode on Megaphone and on Spotify, and I’ll make sure to keep you updated via Twitter on additional listening platforms as we fix the issue with Apple and Google Podcasts!