Travis Dermott is on a one-year, two-way contract with the Coyotes.— Dan Robson (@RobsonDan) October 22, 2023
He is not a player who has leverage in the NHL.
Within a sports culture and league that overtly discourages using the NHL’s platform to take a principled stand, this defiance took courage. https://t.co/ovr7BWx9vF
Dermott told Yahoo Sports why he did it:
Sounds like Travis Dermott’s use of @PrideTape is only the beginning of a group of NHL players using the symbol to show support for the LGBTQ+ community and to push back against the NHL’s cabal of exclusion.— Ian Kennedy (@IanKennedyCK) October 22, 2023
“You want to have everyone feel included and that’s something that I have felt passionate about for a long time in my career. It’s not like I just just jumped on this train. It’s something that I’ve felt has been lacking in the hockey community for a while. I feel like we need supporters of a movement like this; to have everyone feel included and really to beat home the idea that hockey is for everyone.”
Her name is Yocheved Lifshitz, age 85, and her 83-year-old husband is still being held prisoner. The Times of Israel also reports:
In the last second, 85-year-old Israeli hostage released from her Hamas captors reaches her hand back to the terrorist who kidnapped her and says “shalom” - meaning both goodbye and peace in Hebrew.— Lior Hamovitz 🌍 (@LiorHamovitz) October 23, 2023
That’s the difference. pic.twitter.com/KucQQQ7oLt
The Lifshitz couple, who were among the founders of Kibbutz Nir Oz, were peace activists and regularly transported patients from Gaza to receive medical treatment in hospitals across Israel.