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It seemed like a good day to delve a little into Evander Kane’s history of speaking out against racism. He’s been talking about it longer than you might think.

In other San Jose Sharks news…

Kane, as he has all summer, took the lead this morning, addressing the NHL’s lack of silence about the Jacob Blake shooting.

Players inside the bubble reached out to Kane and Matt Dumba:

This would result in the postponement of yesterday’s and today’s postseason games.

The San Jose Sharks issued a statement, echoing the Hockey Diversity Alliance’s.

Finally, Kane spoke to NBC Sports about what the HDA hopes to accomplish in the future with the NHL.

Kane did point out, however, to TSN, that hockey needs to be leading the conversation about social justice, not following the lead of others: “Once again we are late to the party.”

Not related, but also important, is the wildfire relief effort in California:

Around the NHL…

A picture is worth a thousand words:

Fellow HDA founder Akim Aliu spoke to TSN about today’s events — remember it was Aliu who kickstarted the long-dormant topic about racism in hockey when he revealed what Bill Peters subjected him to in the AHL. (TSN)

Yesterday morning, Jimmy Murphy urged the NHL and NHLPA to back up their words from earlier in the summer and not play. (Boston Hockey Now)

Barry Trotz talked about why the NHL didn’t cancel games on Wednesday. (NYI Hockey Now)

Meanwhile, Alain Vigneault feigned ignorance.

The Arizona Coyotes, however, are taking action.

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