The Chicago Blackhawks are entangled in a peculiar situation with former player Corey Perry. Perry, a veteran winger, was abruptly removed from the team by the organization. This was followed by the announcement that Perry had been placed on waivers with the intention of terminating his contract due to “conduct that is unacceptable.” However, the lack of any details has led to wild rumors and speculation. The Hawks’ management has been criticized for a lack of transparency and the entire ordeal has created a comedic element due to Perry’s reputation. The team, which has previously pledged to be transparent, now finds itself embroiled in heightened suspicion and criticism. Despite the strangeness of the situation, the team’s hands are tied due to necessary legal and professional protocols. While the whole affair is strange and humorous given Perry’s history, it reflects poorly on the organization’s image.