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Bucci's Mailbag: Playoff races and top hockey reads

Updated: November 25, 2009, 4:36 PM ET
By John Buccigross | ESPN.com

Obviously, there has been a lot of reaction to the Brendan Burke story from Tuesday. Justin Bourne, a former pro player and son of former Islander Bob Bourne (964 NHL games), wrote a piece recently for USA Today's Web site and on his blog about homophobia in hockey. He writes from a unique perspective. Here are some more thoughts from Justin that he sent to me via e-mail:

I do think an openly gay player could function in the NHL. At the end of the day, hockey is a game; dressing ...

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