Criticism hurled at Kane, Byfuglien, Subban & others is about race more than character

By Adam Proteau

Some of the disparagement of black NHL players is symptomatic of an element of hockey that is protectionist, fearful and small-minded. It comes from people who use the term “our game” as a method of shooing away people unfamiliar to them. And it happens more than we think – if not in terms of race, then in terms of background. More

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