What Happens When NHL Games Resume?

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When J.T. Brown raised his fist during the national anthem in 2017, tumbleweeds ensued around the NHL. He protested alone. No teammates participated. The NHL didn’t endorse it.

But on Aug. 27, 2020? Dozens and dozens of NHLers stood together to make a stand against racism and demand that the league pause the Stanley Cup playoffs. The NHL complied, just as the NBA did the previous day when its players united to protest the shooting of Jacob Blake.