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Let’s go over some news and notes:

- Here are some key state to know before the Wild take on the Canucks in their play-in series. [NHL]

- Being half Filipino, Matt Dumba has first-hand experience dealing with the racism that currently exists in hockey culture. [The Athletic]

- Here’s Dumba talking more about how the Hockey Diversity Alliance came to fruition and what he experienced as a minority player in Saskatchewan.

Off the trail...

- Now that Phase 2 of the Return To Play Plan has begun, when can we expect Phase 3 to begin? [TSN]

- Despite what recently happened to K’Andre Miller, the Rangers have been deafeningly quiet on the racial inequality front. [Blueshirt Banter]

- For the second consecutive season, Alexis Lafreniere has been named CHL player of the year. Only one other player has ever gone back-to-back as CHL player of the year. His name is Sidney Crosby. [The Hockey News]

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