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Sheng’s Daily: Evander Kane Blasts NHL’s Response to Jacob Blake

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You said it, Greg.

The morning began with Logan Couture tweeting about an incident Tuesday night. Couture reported that he was punched for expressing public support for the Republican Party and mentioning Donald Trump.

Here’s the full run-down of the San Jose Sharks captain’s day, from original tweet to eventual apology.

Logan Couture Was Punched for Supporting GOP, Mentioning Donald Trump

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Meanwhile, Evander Kane scorched the NHL for their “lack of action and acknowledgement” of the Jacob Blake shooting.

He also spoke earlier in the day to David Amber of Sportsnet:

Around the NHL…

In the afternoon, the Milwaukee Bucks decided to protest the Blake shooting by sitting out their scheduled playoff game against the Orlando Magic.

The Bucks players made this strike statement:

Shortly thereafter, the NBA postponed the rest of their day’s contests.

Matt Dumba was among the handful of NHL’ers — along with Kane — to stand in solidarity with their fellow athletes:

Unlike the NBA, MLB, MLS, and WNBA however, every NHL game was played as scheduled yesterday.

Both Dumba and Kane spoke with Sportsnet to express their disappointment with the NHL’s lack of action.

Fellow Hockey Diversity Alliance founder Akim Aliu also chimed in:

Even ex-San Jose Sharks goaltender turned Sportsnet commentator Kelly Hrudey thought the NHL should postpone their games.

So while the NBA contemplated canceling the rest of their playoffs, the beat went on for the NHL.

Per Jimmy Murphy of Boston Hockey Now, Zdeno Chara says the Bruins didn’t have enough time to formulate a response similar to the Milwaukee Bucks strike:

Jared Bednar said that no Avs player approached him about skipping the Colorado-Dallas tilt:

Meanwhile, Nazem Kadri, the only Hockey Diversity Alliance member still in the playoffs, noted that it had crossed his mind.

All eyes will be on Flyers-Islanders and Golden Knights-Canucks today.

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