Two weeks in hockey showed sport is no escape from society’s dark side

NHL coaches have been accused of racism and bullying this month. The only consolation is that it may force a change within the game Who gets to decide what kind of sport hockey is? All it took was two high-profile dismissals in two weeks (with a third possible), and we now have an open question. The most recent high-profile departure was Mike Babcock, told the Toronto Sun on Monday. A few lines down in the same Sun story, a detail of the darkness came to light: during the 2016-17 season, Babcock asked then-rookie Mitch Marner to rank the Leafs players based on work ethic. Marner obliged, and was surprised when Babcock read the list to the rest of the team. …