By Michael Mcdonald, NHL.com, March 10, 2019 10:51:42I think you’re going to see more gay comedians coming to the NHL.
There’s so much talent that you’ve got to make a few people in this industry feel comfortable and get to know them.
The league has made the announcement it is going to make this season a “Cape Cod Comic Competition,” meaning it will open to the public in 2019, when the NHL season kicks off in Toronto.
And while it’s still early in the process, the league is looking to the 2018 season as a test case for how best to make the sport inclusive and open to new voices and ideas.
“The challenge of the NHL, I think, is that there are so many gay and lesbian players, so many of them have gone through this, and it’s such a great thing for the sport, it’s just an opportunity to start a conversation about what we can do in this country to make it even better for all of us,” NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said during the unveiling of the 2020 season.
“And I think you’ll see more of those conversations come to fruition.”
“This year’s selection process is designed to be a showcase for the talent in this league and to highlight our diversity,” Bettman continued.
“It’s not an open competition.
We want to get to a place where we’re not making jokes about it, and we’re making jokes and making fun about it.
We’re not just trying to win or win by being funny.
We just want to make sure that people are enjoying it and that people have a good time.
We are very proud of this talent and this sport, and I think that’s going to be the case this year.
I think this is a really exciting year for all sides of the sport.”
The NHL is hoping the selection process will help create a more welcoming environment for fans and the sport’s stars.
Last season, the NHL’s Commissioner’s Association released a video that showed players such as Dallas Stars defenseman Jamie Oleksiak, Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ryan Callahan, Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin and Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter.
In the video, they all spoke about the need for a more inclusive environment.
“It’s an exciting time for the game of hockey, because we have so many talented people, so much diversity,” said Oleksiac.
“There are so, so, many different kinds of people and so many different cultures.
And I think it’s so important that the sport is inclusive.
I mean, it has a lot of people in our community that don’t agree with us on things and are like, ‘you guys are so gay!’
I mean I have my opinion, but I’m not going to stand there and be a jerk and be like, no, I’m sorry, I know it’s a little weird for people.
I understand why people are a little uncomfortable with that.
But I do think we have to have a more open environment and a more respectful atmosphere, so we’re trying to make that happen.”
This is not a competition that is going on on the ice, where you have a bunch of guys in a cage, and you’re talking about a bunch.
This is a real competition, and the players are talking about it on the court.
And there’s a lot to talk about.
There are some things that we have said that have been a little hard for some of our fans, but it’s not a question of, ‘oh, we’re going after your favorite player.’
We’re talking, ‘what are the best ways to improve the sport for people like you, and what do you think we should do to make our sport better?’
It’s more about the whole thing, because the sport itself is really open, and they’re talking to us on the phone, and talking to each other, and having the same conversations.
I know some of these guys don’t have that, but we’re talking on the road and in front of the cameras, and everybody’s got a different way of talking.
I’ve got some people that I’m really proud of, but there are a lot more people that want to talk.
It’s a great time to be an NHL fan.
“The league’s plan is to invite as many people as possible to the show.
The winners will be announced on Monday, March 13, and will be flown to Chicago for a meeting with the players.
The NHL and its teams have long had a longstanding partnership with Pride Month.
But this is the first time they’ve been doing it for gay players.”
We also want to bring them together to celebrate the diversity of our sport.””
We want to give our fans a great opportunity to interact with some of the most talented athletes and entertainers in the world.
We also want to bring them together to celebrate the diversity of our sport.”
For the NHL to make any progress