In April, the NHL announced an historic partnership with the You Can Play Project that formalized their commitment to make the NHL the most inclusive professional sports league in the world. The NHL was the first major American professional sports league to officially partner with an LGBT advocacy group on this scale, and they were admired for it. http://youcanplayproject.org/news/entry/nhl-and-nhlpa-announce-partnership-with-you-can-play But now there is this problem with Putin and his ridiculous regime. What will the NHL do about this? I don't understand how this league, which only four months ago made this unprecedented commitment, can then face oppression and overt discrimination to the point of criminalization a few short months later and STILL be interested in participating in the upcoming winter Olympics. Its seems very hypocritical to me. I want to know what hockey players and the league think about this. Does anyone have any links where they are discussing it? And if those discussions aren't out there, why the F not? Someone need to address this... either you can play, or you cant. Either they ARE committed to "create a more inclusive hockey community at all levels" or they AREN'T. It would be wrong for the NHL to try and have it both ways.