Rookie David Perron of the St. Louis Blues showed up in training camp with white skates but had to have them changed pretty quickly.
"Perron is already making strides in his maturity. He showed up to training camp with white skates rather than the traditional black.
"He took his skates out of the bag, and right away I had the trainers paint them black," (Andy) Murray said. "He wasn't going to be different than anybody else."
"I understood why," Perron said. "Doug Weight, Keith Tkachuk and Paul Kariya wouldn't be happy to see a rookie with white skates." "