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09-24-2013, 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Agnostic View Post
As I have said many times, it's a white man's game and Subban criticism has always been rooted in ignorance and racism. He's risen above it time and again.

The NHL needs a reset to get the establishment out on the street looking for work.
People are going to be upset by this comment but I really do agree. A lot of the criticism we hear about Subban is the same sort of dog whistles I've been hearing in baseball and football my whole life, and Subban is far more mature than the average NFL player regardless of race.

It's not the only factor at play of course but there is a certain hostility directed at Subban and Evander Kane (who unlike Subban, genuinely does have some attitude questions, though the treatment is overblown) and the only comparable is how the league treats Russians.

Players who actually do cause trouble in the locker room, and who let their private life get in the way like Patrick Kane and Seguin don't get spoken about the same way Subban does.

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