NHL postpones playoff games, joining protest of police shooting of Black man in Wisconsin

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The NHL has drawn criticism for not joining the NBA, WNBA, MLS and some MLB teams in the protests Wednesday

“We are obviously united and support the stand other major leagues did,” Boston defenseman Zdeno Chara said after the decision was announced. “Obviously, we thought this was the right thing to do, to take a stand.”AdvertisementSan Jose Sharks winger Evander Kane, a co-founder of the HDA, made the request to pause play public on Thursday afternoon, tweeting: “We the [HDA] have formally requested the [NHL] to suspend all playoff games today.

“If you look around this room there is a lot of white athletes in here and I think that is a statement . . . for all these athletes in here to take a stand . . . I go to war with these guys and hate their guts on the ice, but I couldn’t be more proud,” Ryan Reaves, of the Vegas Golden Knights, said at a news conference with NHL players in Edmonton.

“We’re all for equality and social justice . . . but right now we’re here to play a game,” Vigneault told reporters early Thursday afternoon.Kane, as well as Dumba, had expressed disappointment Wednesday that the shooting of Blake wasn’t a topic of conversation among players in a league that predominantly consists of white and Canadian players.

Kane tweeted Wednesday that the overall “lack of action and acknowledgment” was “incredibly insulting.” “We really didn’t find out that the other leagues had taken their stance until we got here tonight,” Lightning defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk said after Game 3 of a second-round series against the Bruins. “It was something that I think for us was something we found out by the time we got to the rink and something we’ll have to address going forward.”

 

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Boycotting sports!

nhl Will they take a day off in memory of these 2 innocent white people executed in South Carolina on their front lawn on Monday over a fender bender? Is BLM and the MSM and the NHL giving license to this kind of killing now?

Good, more time to watch the President speak, f*** them and blm.

Police were trying to arrest Jacob Blake for ”THIRD DEGREE SEXUAL ASSAULT. Whoever has sexual intercourse with a person without the consent of that person is guilty of a Class D felony' aka RAPE.

sigh

And like all other professional sports NHL can go to HE double hockey sticks. City of Calgary should cancel the arena deal.

This is BS!

I am boycotting NHL.

that should fix 2020

Insane.

Fcuk'em all...never watch again NHL

Lol. What a bunch of losers.

Canceled my TSN_Sports cable feed. Not going to pay money for over paid athletes to lecture me. They are millionaires who play a game.

What about all the little black children that are shot? Not a word from the NHL. It's all virtue signaling.

Buh bye Sportsnet.

Yet nobody says anything about black on black crimes, fatherless children, Chinese concentration camps, Nike slave labor. Yes, lets shut everything down for criminals who don't know how to comply. Here's the thing....sports are completely non essential. We need to make them aware

I guess if you don’t have viewers it doesn’t matter if you play or not

Couldn’t give a sh*t!!!!...I stopped watching anyhow!!

The NHL is racist

End crime. End racism. Yeah right 🙄

Netflix from now on. Fuck those millionaires

If it was a white man, would they still have postponed? Interesting how they can support someone who defies the law, resists arrest, and threatens to injure police officers. The NHL is dead to me.

Good, this is going to lower support for BLM even more.

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