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Controversial Player Agent Says More Players Will Stand Up Against Bettman's Pride Ban

Published October 23, 2023 at 10:54
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Dermott Discreetly Uses Pride Tape in Coyotes' Home Opener

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A few days ago, it was brought to attention that a player chose to overlook Gary Bettman's directive on the application of pride tape.

For those unaware, Travis Dermott took a stand by sporting pride tape during the Coyotes' first home game.


Greg Wyshynski shared the following:

"NEWS: Been told the @ArizonaCoyotes have not been informed of any NHL punishment for Travis Dermott or the team for using Pride Tape on his stick last night.

Was told earlier by the NHL not to anticipate anything from Hockey Operations on the matter today."


Allan Walsh Indicates More Players to Challenge Bettman



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Prominent agent Allan Walsh, representing elite players like Jonathan Huberdeau, Marc-André Fleury, and David Perron, acknowledged Dermott's action, suggesting that more players may resist Bettman's ruling on pride tape.

"Hearing many more NHL players are planning to challenge Gary Bettman's pride tape ban in the coming days. The first was last night. The symbolism of Pride Tape is 'Everyone is welcome.'" - Allan Walsh

Furthermore, Walsh shared a statement from Brian Burke, expressing his willingness to cover the fines for players who use pride tapes.


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