Matt Dumba, defenseman for the Minnesota Wild, on Saturday evening (local time) at the Restart of the North American hockey League NHL the center. Better said: He knelt. While on the video screens at the kick-off in the canadian Edmonton the message "End Racism" was in sight, knelt Dumba, one of the few black players in the League, as the first NHL player during the American anthem. He gave an emotional speech on behalf of the League and the Hockey Diversity Alliance, which he had founded after the death of the African-American George Floyd by police violence in Minnesota in June, along with other black players.
"I know first-Hand, as a minority, the great game of hockey plays, from the inexplicable and difficult challenges that are associated with it," said Filippo-Canadians, "racism is everywhere, and we need to fight against it. I hope this inspires a new Generation of hockey players and fans, because black lives count. Ice hockey is a great game, but it could be much better.“ The black player Malcolm Subban of the Blackhawks and Darnell Nurse, the Oilers stood each with a Hand on Dumbas shoulder next to him.
The Teams in the NHL had been linearized previously with the protest movement solid, the League started the Playoff tournament in Edmonton and Toronto with the message "We skate for Black Lives". In contrast to the largely knee, players of the professional Basketball League NBA, the NHL had agreed on Teams to stay together and to link up instead, your arms.
Sporty made more in Edmonton, at least, Leon Draisaitl, where he had stopped in March canceled the regular season. The 24-year-old national player, who won the first German in a American professional League award as the top scorer (Art Ross Trophy), and while the Corona-Pause for three other awards, including most valuable players of the main round, was nominated, started the Playoffs with a goal and two Assists. However, the Edmonton Oilers documents, surprisingly, against the Chicago Blackhawks with 4:6 (1:4, 1:2, 2:0), the twelfth place in the Western Conference just so in the expanded Playoffs come were.
the delivery of a Successful re-start for the other German ice hockey professionals. Tobias Rieder brought the Calgary Flames at the 4:1 (0:1, 3:0, 1:0) against the Winnipeg Jets in under the number in the second third into the lead. The New York Islanders won in Toronto with Tom bold Hackl, but without Thomas Greiss in goal with 2:1 (1:0, 1:0, 0:1) against the Florida Panthers.Updated Date: 02 August 2020, 05:19