NHLPA chief Fehr on players speaking out: 'I'm really proud' | Sportsnet.ca
It has been encouraging to see NHL players and other celebrities beginning to acknowledge that silence about racism and police brutality is also a political stance. It's also messed up that the bar is set so low.
Quick Shifts: NHL community taking critical steps in fighting racism | Sportsnet.ca
"As an impressionable kid, what my heroes endorsed mattered."
NHL's next steps key in fight against racism, Davis says | NHL.com
"'The emotional moment of the words and the tweets and the videos are nice, and it makes people feel good,' Davis said Friday. 'What I care about are the actions that follow, and so that's what I'm going to be paying attention to. That's what I'm going to be focused on, and that's what I'm going to be measuring.'"
Kim Davis is the NHL's senior executive vice president of social impact, growth initiatives, and legislative affairs.
Other News & Notes
NHL Announces Transition to Phase 2 of Return To Play Plan; Begins June 8 | Nashville Predators
ICYMI, the boys are back in town.
31 Thoughts: NHL, NHLPA hard at work on CBA extension | Sportsnet.ca
The lockdown does make a lockout feel less likely, if for no other reason than both players and management probably won't want this kind of revenue hit twice in such a short timeframe.
The Sens Foundation Ends Its Affiliation with the Ottawa Senators | The Sports Daily
Things just keep going like this for Sens fans.
Senior Standouts from the Class of 2020 | The Ice Garden
The class of 2020 had their season cut short, but some of their players were still outstanding.
Russia hires Bragin as men’s national hockey team coach | ProHockeyTalk | NBC Sports
I had forgotten how close Germany came to winning gold, and now I'm sad all over again that they lost.
NHL continuing support of LGBTQ+ community during pandemic | NHL.com
The NHL is taking steps toward accountability in its other social initiatives as well.
Every Pride Month but especially this Pride Month, it's essential to remember that that's June because of the Stonewall Riots, a protest against police violence which was led by trans women of color. Just sticking a rainbow on a logo and going about your day doesn't cut it.