Evander Kane rips NHL following its lack of action, shows support for NBA protest

Players from the Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA boycotted their NBA playoff game Wednesday following the police shooting of Jacob Blake.

The NBA later postponed all three of its playoff games last night with players showing their support for the Bucks.

The NHL however continued as usual, with two games being played yesterday.

Before the game between the Boston Bruins and Tampa Bay Lightning, the NHL held a moment of reflection in response to the shooting of Blake.

But Evander Kane doesn’t by it.

On Twitter, the San Jose forward tweeted that the NHL just doesn’t do enough.

“Actually it’s incredibly insulting as a black man in hockey the lack of action and acknowledgement from the NHL, just straight up insulting”, Kane wrote.

Minnesota defenseman Matt Dumba, who’s one of the founding members of the player-based Hockey Diversity Alliance, said that he was disheartened by the lack of action from the league.

“NHL is always last to the party on these topics. It’s kind of sad and disheartening for me and for members of the Hockey Diversity Alliance, and I’m sure for other guys across the league, Dumba told Sportsnet 650 on Wednesday according to ESPN’s Greg Wyshynski. “But if no one stands up and does anything, then it’s the same thing. That silence. You’re just outside, looking in on actually being leaders and evoking real change when you have such an opportunity to do so.”

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