You Can Play Project!

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    Mar 21, 2012 4:01 AM GMT
    I guess there's not a whole lot of hockey fans on this site. I hope this thread can help change that. Launched last week is the "YOU CAN PLAY PROJECT".



    Of course any man will question his sexuality when looking into the eyes of Henrik Lundqvist. Damn he was a great choice to be on the launch video.

    My guess is that the NHL is more liberal to gay players since most of the men playing in this ultra masculine sport are European or Canadian and have a much more liberal attitude than the NBA or NFL. But I hope that they too will catch up and end discrimination and hatred in the locker rooms and in the sport. Way to go Burke family. You have my respect!

    http://www.youcanplayproject.org
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    Mar 21, 2012 10:54 AM GMT
    Great vid! Surprised that this is coming out of the hockey world, but it's more effective because of that.
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    Mar 21, 2012 11:35 AM GMT
    I am not surprised... although it is the NHL, most of the guys are not from the US. They come from places like Canada and Europe which tend to be more liberal. Last week, the Edmonton Oilers were the first team to talk about the YOU CAN PLAY Project and posted a video on there ON DEMAND service on the official NHL website.

    Thanks Edmonton!

    http://video.oilers.nhl.com/videocenter/console?catid=4&id=165016
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    Mar 21, 2012 12:47 PM GMT
    I posted about this somewhere last week. I was happy to see it. I'm wondering if/where there is a list of NHL players who signed it.
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    Mar 21, 2012 1:57 PM GMT
    Great question... I read in the Washington Post that they have about 2 dozen A-List hockey players backing them up so far, but no names listed yet.
  • hartfan

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    Mar 21, 2012 2:19 PM GMT
    I read somewhere that Jason Pominville and Zdeno Chara, captains of the Senators and Bruins respectively, are part of the leading effort in this project.
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    Apr 09, 2012 8:47 PM GMT
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  • hockeydude12

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    Apr 11, 2012 4:16 PM GMT
    Yea it's a great initiative. You would be suprised at how many gay hockey players there are in the NHL too. The best is seeing Brian Burke (Toronto Maple Leafs GM) talking about it, a tough American who now cares about this issue. I think it is just a mater of time before we see some NHLers come out!