DOPS: Dominion to Offend in Plain Sight

You know, you really want to believe the hockey establishment when it says it cares about the safety and welfare of its players. You really do. But they make it so, so difficult, like all the time. You have an NHL commissioner who still refuses to acknowledge any link between repeated head injuries and long-term brain diseases. You have a league, a team and a players’ association who believe it’s perfectly acceptable to have a COVID-ravaged team that hasn’t played in three weeks to play two games within 22 hours with almost no practice time, and is only shamed into changing that plan when a veteran player speaks up about it.