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01-19-2004, 02:23 PM
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mlk the nhl & players of color

i was curious what events if any have the nhl done for mlk jr and are there any plans for tonight also what have the players of colors and honestly players in general feel about mlk jr

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so far the isles and bruins have done nothing in their home games

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i was curious what events if any have the nhl done for mlk jr and are there any plans for tonight also what have the players of colors and honestly players in general feel about mlk jr
How do Canadian blacks feel about MLK? I have no idea how much impact he had on civil rights in Canada, if any. If someone here knows I'd like to hear.

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Today at a park in Columbus, Malhotra, Brathwaite and Westcott were going to teach a bunch of 8-14 year olds hockey as part of the NHL's street hockey program. In the program's 10 years, multicultrual participation is up like 1000%!

 
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"In the program's 10 years, multicultrual participation is up like 1000%!"

That is great, great news.

I know Jason Doig and Mike Grier of the Caps have been involved in projects in DC during black history month, so I wouldn't be surprised if they participated in something for MLK day.

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this thread made no sense until i found out what MLK stood for, and now it makes less sense...???

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How do Canadian blacks feel about MLK? I have no idea how much impact he had on civil rights in Canada, if any. If someone here knows I'd like to hear.
We don't have a MLK day in Canada, as far as I know....

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That is great news. Hopefully, that trend will continue, though I think it will. Hockey is a great sport that has it all, some people just haven't been exposed to it.

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We don't have a MLK day in Canada, as far as I know....
I know. Maybe I should have said I don't know what course the civil rights movement took in canada, if it was commensurate with the one in the US, or if there was one (or if they even needed one) to speak of at all.

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People of color probably wasn't the best way of putting that. But I do know Mayers and Salvador both do clinics around MLK day.

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Sorry for being a stupid ignorant... but what is MLK I never heard about it???

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Sorry for being a stupid ignorant... but what is MLK I never heard about it???
Martin Luther King jr.

Today is his day, I believe actual birthday but not birthdate.

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Martin Luther King jr.

Today is his day, I believe actual birthday but not birthdate.
Ah...

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I guess it's an important day... what kind of celebrations do they do? I guess it has something to do with blacks?

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When I first saw this topic I thought it was a typo and I thought it said milk... I was like... how can you milk hockey players???

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Willie O'Ree, the NHL's first black player, is the head of the NHL Diversity Program. From what I have seen the NHL is very committed to getting more interest in hockey from all people.

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I guess it's an important day... what kind of celebrations do they do? I guess it has something to do with blacks?

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When I first saw this topic I thought it was a typo and I thought it said milk... I was like... how can you milk hockey players???
Well to be honest, if there weren't any classes today I wouldn't have even known today was MLK's holiday. There's some mention on the news and such and also during the Knicks game they talked about the Knicks performance on today but other then that not much.

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Just for the heck of it... a list of all black hockey players in the NHL.

Atlanta: Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre
Calgary: Jarome Iginla
Carolina: Kevin Weekes
Colorado: Peter Worrell
Columbus: Manny Malhotra and Fred Brathwaite
Edmonton: Georges Laraque
NY Rangers: Anson Carter
Philly: Donald Brashear
St. Louis: Bryce Salvador and Jamal Mayers
Washington: Jason Doig and Mike Grier

There are others but this is a big improvement from over a decade ago. I think the number should increase as the years go on, and I think that 1st round pick Anthony Stewart could be a future star.

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01-20-2004, 08:52 PM
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FWIW, they showed quotes from Dr. King on the scoreboard during breaks in play at the Tampa-Colorado game last night. Not much in terms of "celebration", but it's not something they normally do.

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Just for the heck of it... a list of all black hockey players in the NHL.

Atlanta: Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre
Calgary: Jarome Iginla
Carolina: Kevin Weekes
Colorado: Peter Worrell
Columbus: Manny Malhotra and Fred Brathwaite
Edmonton: Georges Laraque
NY Rangers: Anson Carter
Philly: Donald Brashear
St. Louis: Bryce Salvador and Jamal Mayers
Washington: Jason Doig and Mike Grier

There are others but this is a big improvement from over a decade ago. I think the number should increase as the years go on, and I think that 1st round pick Anthony Stewart could be a future star.
So basically every colored player in the NHL is either a tough guy or a goalie (excluding Anson Carter)

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FWIW, they showed quotes from Dr. King on the scoreboard during breaks in play at the Tampa-Colorado game last night. Not much in terms of "celebration", but it's not something they normally do.
Hey, that's good enough for me. I honestly think that today's generation doesn't realize how revolutionary MLK's ideas and achievements were.

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So basically every colored player in the NHL is either a tough guy or a goalie (excluding Anson Carter)
Jarome Iginla does fight, but I would associate him with being a scorer.

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So basically every colored player in the NHL is either a tough guy or a goalie (excluding Anson Carter)
There is alot of room for improvement in this area, but I haven't heard of any colored potential superstars who were never drafted because of their colour (at least not since I have been following hockey)...

Iginla is 10 times the player Carter is in every area; he just also happens to be tough...

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Just for the heck of it... a list of all black hockey players in the NHL.

Atlanta: Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre
Calgary: Jarome Iginla
Carolina: Kevin Weekes
Colorado: Peter Worrell
Columbus: Manny Malhotra and Fred Brathwaite
Edmonton: Georges Laraque
NY Rangers: Anson Carter
Philly: Donald Brashear
St. Louis: Bryce Salvador and Jamal Mayers
Washington: Jason Doig and Mike Grier

There are others but this is a big improvement from over a decade ago. I think the number should increase as the years go on, and I think that 1st round pick Anthony Stewart could be a future star.

Aren't Malhotra's parents East Indian and French-Canadian?

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