TORONTO, May 27 /CNW/ - In an exclusive with PuckLife Magazine, NHL pariah and lightning rod Ted Nolan comes clean on racism, sleeping with player's wives and his controversial last days in Buffalo.
"Whenever this comes up, it's always they said this or that. You know, never has anyone stood by what is said. Things like I was sleeping with player's wives, getting drunk at practice, I mean, I think that is a directly racist comment. If someone could just stand by it, fine, it would be my word against theirs, but we can't even do that".
Nolan goes on to discuss why he hasn't received another NHL head coaching offer since he left the New York Islanders in 2007-08.
"I'm different. I didn't go to their hockey schools, I don't look like them. Racism, when I was younger, was in your face. And I almost preferred that. When you become an adult it is less pronounced but it's there, just not to your face. It's hard to deal with".
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