I think it's safe to assume that Forsberg or Hasek never had to listen to slurs on the ice.
You are kidding, right? Every Saturday night, for the last 15-20 years, European players have had their toughness, desire & heart questioned on Canadian national TV, and it gets lapped up by a large portion of hockey fans.
I remember during the 97 finals, LeClair had hold of Fedorov during a scrum along the boards. The effects mike picked up "******* commie bastard" clear as a whistle.
How about we stop caring about the color of a players skin and instead focus on the quality of the person off the ice and the player on the ice
Indeed. Didn't someone famous once say he wanted his children to grow up in a world they are judged not by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character?