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by Paul on 01/13/07 at 01:28 AM ET
from the Dallas Morning News via the Santa Barbara News-Press,
But as Fuhr gets older and spends more time in the United States, he said he better grasps events like the NHL’s salute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a slate of afternoon games on Monday.
‘‘It really is a different world down here, and you understand over time that it is important,’’ he said. ‘‘Anytime they ask for help with finding a way to get the game to new people, you definitely want to help.’‘
Stars defenseman Trevor Daley has had similar experiences. His father is black, and his mother is white. He grew up in a home with his mother’s family and spent much of his formative years with his white uncle as his best friend.
‘‘It was nice growing up in that environment because it wasn’t a big deal,’’ said Daley, who was teammates in youth leagues with players of different races and religions. ‘‘But not everybody can have that.’‘
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