man, why can't life be like our great sport. everything get's completely f'd. well, you go home, shower and eat, come back to the rink tomorrow, and have another go at it.
reading the whole coming-out story, this kid sure was brave, and our society has come soo damn far so quickly, despite all the people that insist we're losing our humanity.
it's true, to whomever said it earlier. we really do forget this guys are human. outside of being a GM, brian burke was proud of his son, and in a macho-centric culture like north american sports, it was awesome to see how proud of his son he was, and how well liked and accepted that kid was.
i lost my best friend in the world to a car accident, and you cannot imagine how senseless and sudden that feels. the agony of wondering how terrible his death may've been, and the millions of times you wonder if you just made a call, or did anything, maybe he wouldn't have been driving at that moment.
My heart goes out to the burke's, and i wish them peace in their loss. Burke's got one of the toughest characters in this game, and on the inside i'm sure there's just so much sorrow.