With New York recently becoming the sixth state to legalize same-sex marriage, and Ted Black's clarion call to player in the league that Buffalo is "Hockey Heaven," you'd think that the new regime would want to jump on the chance to reach out to an often bullied and shunned demographic by promoting LGBT support through the Sabres.
Are we really going to let Sean freaking Avery be the voice for equality in this sport in this state? So far under the new regime, the mantra has been that we're going to do everything bigger and better than everyone else. Why not this? It would be so easy to make Buffalo a haven in addition to heaven. So easy to show support for members of the LGBT community, so easy to blaze a trail of equality for the rest of the NHL to follow.
Why aren't we?