Ryan S. Clark, NHL reporter
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said Thursday that teams will no longer wear specialty sweaters during warmups because “it’s become a distraction.”
The decision to move away from specialty warmup sweaters for events such as Pride Night is the latest development in what was arguably the most polarizing subject in the NHL this season.
“I’ve suggested that it would be appropriate for clubs not to change their jerseys in warmups because it’s become a distraction and taking away from the fact that all of our clubs in some form or another host nights in honor of various groups or causes,” Bettman said in an interview with Sportsnet following a Board of Governors meeting. “And we rather them continue to get the appropriate attention that they deserve and not be a distraction.”…