The Vancouver Canucks are earning praise for hiring Émilie Castonguay, who becomes only the second woman to be named an assistant GM in NHL history. Sam Chang believes that as a former player agent, Émilie Castonguay will likely take a player-first approach, which will be essential in rebuilding a winning culture in the organization. The Zone Time crew also discuss the inherent sexism in much of the response to the hire, including the questioning of Castonguay's credentials and qualifications. Subscribe to Yahoo Sports NHL on YouTube for the latest episodes of 'Zone Time'.
If hockey wants to truly reckon with racism within the game, it needs its biggest NHL stars to speak up and set the tone when there are incidents of racists behaviour on the ice. Subscribe to Yahoo Sports NHL on YouTube for the latest episodes of 'Zone Time'.
As much as the incidents of racist behaviour in the NHL's feeder leagues have been disgraceful to witness, the defensive reaction from some hockey fans, journalists and players is an even more damning inditement of the lack of understanding that's needed to address these deep issues. Julian and the Zone Time crew gather to discuss.Subscribe to Yahoo Sports NHL on YouTube for the latest episodes of 'Zone Time'.