On Tuesday night's Montreal Canadiens/Toronto Maple Leafs broadcast on Hockey Night in Canada, Ron MacLean, host of the program since 1986, made a remark on air that many are calling homophobic.
MacLean, responding to a comment from fellow pundit Kevin Bieksa, said "you have a photo of a guy with his tarp off, you're definitely positive for something." In hockey parlance, having your "tarp off" means that you have your shirt off.
The NHL's own "Hockey is for Everyone" campaign states that hockey "should provide a safe, positive and inclusive environment for players and families regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, disability, sexual orientation and socio-economic status."
In what can only be described as the ultimate fine dining experience, Tampa Bay Lightning player and Montrealer Mathieu Joseph brought the Stanley Cup to Montréal-Nord this weekend and ate a giant poutine out of it.
Hockey's holy chalice has had many things in it from beer to a baptized baby but never poutine — at least as far as we can tell!
Now that’s fine dining. 🏆🤌
Perry, an unrestricted free agent, signed a two-year, $2 million deal with the Lightning, the team he's lost against for the Stanley Cup in the last two seasons — one with the Habs at the end of June, and another as part of the Dallas Stars in 2020.
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At the National Hockey League (NHL) expansion draft on July 21, the Seattle Kraken announced it would be picking up Cale Fleury, thereby keeping Price on the Habs.
"I think any time you see a name like Carey Price available you have to consider it," said the Kraken's General Manager Ron Francis. "Certainly we did that. We had a lot of discussions and, at the end of the day, we made the decision that we did to go in a different direction."
As the NHL's newest team, the Kraken had the opportunity to select a player from each existing NHL team, except the Vegas Golden Knights, who were exempt.