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Teams Angry With Gary Bettman After Memo on Pride


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Aaron
October 8, 2023  (12:10)
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The NHL, which once staunchly supported Pride Nights across the league, has been facing significant challenges following comments by players like Ivan Provorov and James Reimer against such initiatives last year.

Mounting Controversy

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Since those statements, the league's endorsement of Pride Nights has been heavily debated. In an attempt to address the matter for the 2023-24 season, the NHL issued a memo to its 32 teams. However, the memo's reception was less than favorable.
Ryan S. Clark, a trusted source from ESPN, reported:
NEWS: The NHL sent an updated memo to teams Thursday clarifying what they can do this season with special initiatives such as Pride Night. A source told ESPN that several teams sought clarity as the first memo was seen as both confusing and limiting.

The following is an excerpt from the memo that stirred confusion among the teams:
"Players shall not be placed in a situation where they might have to show (or seem to show) personal support for any Special Initiatives. Considerations may include, for instance, whether a Player (or Players) must be near groups or persons visibly tied to such Special Initiative(s)."

Clarity Still Needed

The direction for specialty nights within the league remains ambiguous. It seems the NHL itself is uncertain, making it an issue that fans and teams alike will closely monitor as the 2023-24 season draws near.
For a detailed account, read on House of Hockey - Gary Bettman's Controversial Memo on Pride Night Sparks Concern Among NHL Teams.
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