I don’t know that it’s an active war, but the NHL sure can act pretty clueless.
While Voynov was properly suspended after his arrest, the Kings and the league spending so much time focused on the salary cap ramifications and then breaking league rules just to let him skate in practice was tone deaf, to say the least.
With Kane, I don’t know what the correct thing to do is. He hasn’t been charged with anything. So do you keep him away from his livelihood? I don’t see that until he is charged with something, but having a press conference was crazy, and frankly the fans who cheered him like he was returning from injury or overcoming some other challenge should be embarrassed. I’m embarrassed by them as a hockey fan.