Am I the only one that does not care about a racial slur? Maybe its just me but that is real life. Hockey players are no different.
That's the thing- what bugs one person has no effect on another. I chew, drive a pickup, love sports, and am a pretty hefty chick. I've been guessed as butch many times. It doesn't bother me a bit. On the other hand, if you mess with my religion, you are messing with my being to the core.
Some people are the opposite. Some are bothered by race. Some by things that don't even register with the PC crowd.
Weight, height, hair colour or lack thereof... you name it, someone is bothered by it and someone else couldn't care less.
I'm not bothered by racial names UNLESS they indicate that the entire race (as opposed to the individual person) is in some way inferior or lesser in value than the person calling the name.
I have extremely fair skin. I get razzed, especially in the summer. As long as it's directed at me personally and not all white people (or all Germans or Irish or anything else that I am), it's cool.
It's a very fine line.