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Canadiens Organization Sends a Clear Message to Gary Bettman: His Old Fashioned Ways Won't Be Tolerated


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Aaron Itovitch
December 28, 2023  (3:51 PM)
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NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman with the Montreal Canadiens logo in the background.
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The Montreal Canadiens have made a significant announcement that is likely to greatly please the fans of the organization. In a move that defies a new rule implemented by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, the Canadiens have decided to remain true to their convictions.

"The Canadiens will celebrate diversity and inclusion during the Pride Night presented by Scotiabank, on January 15th!" - Montreal Canadiens

This is definitely a powerful message sent to the commissioner and all the other leaders of the National Hockey League!
It's important to remember that the NHL had decided to prohibit teams from wearing thematic jerseys and players from using equipment to promote a social cause, following some controversies that erupted last year. In the 2022-2023 season, some players had refused to wear a jersey supporting the LGBTQ community, which quickly sparked outrage among many fans regarding the values of some players in the league. To avoid such situations in the future, the league had formally banned teams from organizing such themed nights, a decision that clearly did not sit well with many fans.
Although Gary Bettman mentioned that sanctions would be imposed on players or teams wishing to defy this rule, several players, such as Marc-André Fleury, Jake Debrusk, and Connor McDavid, emerged unscathed.
However, this is the first time an entire organization has decided to go against the commissioner's regulation. The Canadiens' initiative is a proud moment, and there is great anticipation to see what the CH will do concretely on January 15th for Pride Night.
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