Interesting that nobody on here has compared him to another former first round pick who used a racial slur towards a teammate, was punched by another and was subsequently run out of town by the entire team...
Rod, Jordo and Slavs all stood by during the Jordan saga as well. They have been given a pass, mostly, until this point. No doubt, due in some part to the teams' vocal support of changing the culture of hockey.
The pr and media staff on this team have been working overtime to change the idea of what a hockey fan looks like. And I do believe they are genuine in their convictions. How do you think they feel about the message this signing sends?