Duthie turned and asked Brian what he thought of Brendan's decision and got a vintage, unscripted Burke answer. In fact, a big part of the reason he was coming out to the world now was the uninching support he'd gotten from his dad all along. His voice is a low moan as he chokes out the words and lurches his way through the details. Edenjung and Mach85 like this. Lying on the side of the road was his year-old son, who had stunned the hockey world three months earlier when he'd come out as the first openly gay man closely connected to the NHL. How 7 minutes changed the city.
Making the atmosphere at the rink seem more inclusive may activate fans who are already passionate about the NHL but who may not feel comfortable at games where a player can repeatedly call a referee a "cocksucker" and be fined only 0. Eventually, after dealing with many injuries, he decided to retire from hockey in his late 20s. Though Brendan, then 20, held no position with the league, he immediately became something rare: What Barone can control is his time on the ice, where he has continued to hone his craft, study and improve. Aug 20, Messages:
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Patrick Burke says too much media emphasis is placed on when it might happen, even as he lays groundwork for it to happen. Article continues below He was always the first on the ice for practice and last off, while maintaining a 3. When asked whether or not an openly gay player would be accepted in an NHL locker room, Marchand delivered a strong vote of confidence in favor of equality. But I think it's our job to create a culture and an environment where a gay player knows he is safe and welcome.