I wasn't calling everyone racist, but I was, indeed, saying that MUCH of the PK hate is race based. I just don't like throwing the word around, because a lot of white people refuse to believe that racism is still a problem, and many people may not be aware of their own prejudices. I prefer to let people confront the issue themselves, because it is the only way some people will realize what truly influences their opinions.
There are people who really don't like arrogance or showmanship. I have no issue with that. There were several people who hated Tatar and mursak's goal celebrations. But I do remember most posters not having a problem with it. I just find it strange that his "arrogance" is enough for some people to not want one of the game's Best defenseman on their team.
Admittedly, with the arrogance stuff, it's a bit of a wash. Nonetheless, there is still an undoubtable amount of PK hate that is race based. Saying he is a hockey player with the attitude of a football player is a clear illustration of this. I just really wish I could find the article, because something very similar was said In this thread.
I'm not racist, when I see a horse I call it a horse. Simply put I don't like p.k. cause he cannot control his emotions, he has a bad attitude and only cares about himself. We've played Montreal a few times this year, and I'm pretty sure pk has more penalty minutes then any other player in those games, and that is simply unacceptable for a dman, especially one with his skill set and puck prowess. Don't like him and doubt want him here, he's not worth the headaches or problems, and he's probably a locker room cancer.