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NHL Black Perspective: Racism in the NHL Is Ridiculous

By Warren Shaw On October - 29 - 2010

The Atlanta Thrashers cannot seem to get a break. They drafted first round choices Dany Heatley and Ilya Kovalchuk but could not hold on to them. Marian Hossa and Marc Savard did not stay either.

The management makes a shrewd move, trades Kovalchuk’s rights, and receives forward Niclas Bergfors, Defenseman Johnny Oduya, and top prospect Patrice Cormier.

The previous regime drafted forward Evander Kane who currently leads the team in goals with 6 in 10 games.

The team traded first round draft choices and a promising player, and received highly sought after Stanley Cup playoff hero Dustin Byfuglien, Brent Sopel, and prospect Akim Aliu.

The trades engineered by GM Rick Dudley provided the team a new look and character and a substantially more physical presence but now criticism of the team comes from a different direction.  

On ESPN's Around the Horn, the question was posed whether the Thrashers were clever m...

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