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A wonderful goal: welcoming gay players

Originally Published: March 6, 2012
By Sarah Spain

"If you can play, you can play."

That's the simple but powerful message Patrick Burke is bringing to the game of hockey. Burke, a scout for the Philadelphia Flyers and the son of no-nonsense Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke, launched the You Can Play project on Sunday with a public service announcement that ran during the Boston Bruins-New York Rangers game.

In the ad, Burke, his father and 12 of the NHL's biggest names speak out against homophobia on the ice and ...

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