I understand Russia isn't the most tolerant place on the planet, however i find it ridiculous the stance they've taken on homosexuals in the sport (nonetheless the winter olympics). I understand the players opinions (or lack thereof) due to the nature of the sport and the lack of politics in it. But i don't see it as a realistic thing for the NHL or any other league/national team to boycott the games due to a lack of social morality. I don't know what's deemed as propaganda but i can imagine for a gay athlete the pressure must be immense enough playing for his nation in the Olympics, add on the pressure of not doing something that can be interpreted as homosexual (again i'm not keen on what is/isn't proaganda in Russia) I may be out of place in saying this, but i think that despite the best athletes in the hockey world sucking it up and dealing with this with no political bias, it's wrong to persecute on what should be every man's right to be himself. Plus with the amount of nationalistic pride in the former Soviet Union and their history of political corruption i don't think it would be too farfetch'd to see the Olympics being tainted by false accusations barring key players from competition due to a lack of social extraterritorialism. I may just be blowing off steam in a slow month of hockey news but how do you feel about this contraversy?