Because the name, “Washington Redskins” is very insensitive towards Native Americans, the Redskins organization has faced backlash for years. Yet despite lawsuits, protests, requests, and demands, the organization has refused to change the name.
This year, the Stanley Cup Playoffs will involve 24 teams because of the NHL’s hiatus due to the coronavirus. Because they will feature 24 teams, there will be 9-12 seeds for the first time in the league’s history. While many of these team’s chances to make the playoffs were dwindling with only about 10 games left for each team in the regular season, they now have the same opportunity as some of the best, like the Oilers or Penguins.