Player Discussion Brendan Leipsic's Instagram discussion | Update, 5/8/2020: Placed on waivers to terminate contract

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  1. AlexBrovechkin8 Playoff chokers, they said.

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    Reasonable position to take. I understand people being fed up with the cancel culture or with the Blue Checkmark Brigade on Twitter that seems to make a living looking to call people out for everything they view as an indiscretion or insensitive.

    That said, like it or not it is the world we live in and it's on people to act responsibly accordingly.
     
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  2. CapitalsCupReality It’s Go Time!!

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    Waived...bye Felicia.
     
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  3. The CyNick Follow @ TheCyNick

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    Do you think it's okay if you have a private conversation in your home, it gets recorded, then published for the world to judge every comment you made in that conversation? That's what happened here.

    This isn't a case of a public figure posting something offensive on social media. It was meant to be a closed door conversation.

    Doesn't mean what he said was nice, just we should be fair with the analogies.
     
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  4. The CyNick Follow @ TheCyNick

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    It is though. Unless you just think he's not good enough on the ice. In which case, he could go to a crappier team, or to the A or Europe. Or carve out some career after pro hockey. Because of the culture, a private conversation makes him a pariah.

    As an example, if you're a woman and this morning you tweet out something like "glad this misogynist got what's coming to him" and then you have a text with your bestie about a guy who asked you out which says "loser thought he could date me. First of all, he's short, he drives a beater and I'm pretty sure he works at The Gap". That person is a hypocrite and their opinion should be irrelevant to the conversation.

    I bet if you got rid of all those types, you would have nobody left tweeting about this other than a few outraged Catholic Nuns and everyone would just pass it off as "jerky comments, let's move on".
     
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    I just used those three as a examples. I mean anyone of importance. What if it was Patrick Kane?
     
  6. The CyNick Follow @ TheCyNick

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    I would say most people know they can, but the needle has been drastically moved to not only impact what is acceptable speech and more importantly how few places you can freely speak.

    To me that's the scary issue at play here.
     
  7. The CyNick Follow @ TheCyNick

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    Well that's a whole other issue.

    Kinda depends who you are in a lot of different contexts which I won't get into.
     
  8. kliq Registered User

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    Thats my point, its a slippery slope.
     
  9. Hivemind We're Touched

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    Why don't all the non-Caps fans go discuss this on the general board, and let the Caps fans discuss how this (doesn't really) impact the Capitals roster and team composition?
     
  10. CapitalsCupReality It’s Go Time!!

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    sorry dude, normally side with a lot of your positions, but not this one. Feels like most of the whining is coming from his defenders from my POV.

    anyone not already understanding that the morality police have been on patrol for years now, like apparently Leipsic, is a step behind the times IMO.

    Agree to disagree I guess.
     
  11. CaptainAmerica OV >>>>>> Crosby

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    No case and no point. He made stupid mistake... he wasn’t misogynistic, racist, and didn’t degrade his teammates.
     
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  12. CapitalsCupReality It’s Go Time!!

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    nobody is debating the boorish behavior of many athletes over the history of time. It’s happened, will continue, because people are people. Doesn’t excuse Leipsic sadly.
     
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  13. discobob Listen... do you smell something?

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    No analogy is ever perfect. My point was simple - sometimes private things get made public. It happens frequently enough, that the prudent thing is to not put that stuff out there.

    Was it fair to Leipsic? No.
    Was it stupid of Leipsic to post those things, even in private? Yes.
    Were the Caps justified to let go of him? Yes.
     
  14. AlexBrovechkin8 Playoff chokers, they said.

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    Thread ban finger: engaged. Any post with personal insults or other rules violations has been deleted. Repeat offenders from here on out will join their fellow repeat offender brethren in thread ban-ville. Non-Caps fans, you are free to comment here if you follow thread rules but this is a Caps forum and the topic should be on Leipsic and his impact to the Washington Capitals hockey team so if your post isn't related to that topic then take your opinion elsewhere; I am sure the Global Mods want to hear your world views on the main boards (narrator comment: they don't).

    As always, if a post or poster violates site rules DO NOT engage or quote the post, please use the Report button so we can clean this mess up.
     
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  15. CapitalsCupReality It’s Go Time!!

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    Red text, now you’ve all done it!


    Peeps need to take a breath or two. Same side!


    ;)
     
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    Depending on your job, they may contain codes of conduct. For example freedom of speech doesn't allow a teacher to say anything they want, they still have to follow a certain standard. These players have agents and mentors who inform the players on what they can and can't do. they fully know that private conversations do become public and they should be careful what they say.
     
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    I’m pretty sure that rookies across most, if not all, sports leagues get some kind of talk about social media and the leagues policies regarding social media. I think it was the NFL that has had guest speakers at the combine and other rookie events that have touched on it.

    But at the same time it’s gotten to the point where it’s pretty common knowledge to not post shit on the internet that will come back to haunt you. There’s always receipts and there’s countless examples of athletes having to do apology tours because of it.
     
  18. tenken00 Oh it's going down in Chinatown

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    But Kuzy wasn't suspended because of the video, or because of his actions that were leaked to the public. He was officially suspended from the NHL because he lied to the Commissioner. The IIHF suspended him from international play because of a failed drug test.

    So this isn't really apples to apples.
     
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    Would have served him to take Herm Edwards advice
    DONT PRESS SEND
    And that was before IG was even a thing
     
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    Calm down Brendan. You and your brother need to stop picking fights w Caps fans!

    No one said the person stealing the private conversation is above the law. They should also get the full extent of the law, if caught (don’t know what that is - but throw the book at them!!)

    you must not like Whistleblowers, eh?
     
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    Realistically if this hadn't happened wouldn't Leipsic be a healthy scratch if the League holds some kind of playoff?
     
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    no disrespect meant here. But having a “private conversation in your home” is not the same — at all — to what happened here.

    these idiots were using a social network to post their thoughts. There is an old adage “what is posted on the internet is everyone’s domaine”.

    so this whole rubbish that it was some private conversation is bunk. Absolute bunk.

    there is a reason I won’t ever allow my kids pictures on the internet (and I’m not on FB or Instagram, or Twitter or you name it), because it’s not sacred. Period end.

    None of it is sacred. Anyone that believes otherwise is marking time until they get burned.
     
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    It wasn't? Why not? This guy is a 4th liner, who makes over $700,000/year and is often scratched, who embarrasses the team and his teammates and other families with idiotic and hurtful comments. Unfair? Please. He was paid more than he was worth to play a role, and instead, he was too stupid to realize how lucky he was. Now his luck has run out, and it is only his fault.
     

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