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Hockey Wives: Sexy, savvy…drama filled status quo

The W Network recently launched a “reality” series called, Hockey Wives. It’s like the wife version of 24/7…but not nearly as awesome.  I watched the season premiere, titled “Married to the Game,” and, well, there were tears, giggles, and diamonds. The website describes the show as such: Being married to the game comes with its…

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Weekly Links: Clarkson Cup reaction; NHL marketing in China; Hockey new media and misogyny; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! Cogratulations to the Boston Blades, your 2015 CWHL Champions who won the Clarkson Cup in an overtime match against the Montreal Stars. [Stanley Cup of Chowder] Steve Dangle interviews the Blades’ superstar Hilary Knight about the Clarkson Cup win, her…

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“Good Guy Goalie” Myth?

Here comes yet another post about the ice-hockey phenomenon in the context of a small central European country – Slovakia. This time I shall be looking closer on the Slovak goalies… or, better to say, their image. It seems that these clumsy looking guys in their oversized gear steal the hearts of many, both at…

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Weekly Links: Stadium Series reaction; NHL joins the advanced stats movement; Larionov on Soviet and North American styles; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! With the NHL entering the advanced stats business, a movement built on the backs of fan’s free and collaborative labour, HIS conributor Sunil Agnihotri has a great analysis of the significance of this shift. [The Superfan] Reina De La Isla…