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Weekly Links: the Patrick Kane saga continues; CWHL draft week; Mike Richards charged; Big data in hockey analysis, and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! The Patrick Kane commentary continues from [Sporting News] and [Katie Speaks] In light of the Kane situation, an excellent read on how victims are portrayed – and often villified – in reportage of sexual assault cases. [Hockey Wilderness] The…

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Say No to Sock Tape: Part II

Last October I started a (fledgling) campaign to eradicate sock tape from the game of ice hockey.  A tiny campaign it remains, but at least now I know I am not the only one championing the cause.  A few weeks ago, a representative from Superior Hockey reached out to advertise their new SokStraps.  They seem…

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Sports Fandom: A reflection

The following is an excerpt from C.L.R. James book, Beyond a Boundary.  It was written in 1963 about cricket in the West Indies, but while I was reading it on my commute yesterday this passage stood out as painfully relevant: But that is not why I remember Matthew. For ne’er-do-well, in fact vicious character, as…

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Weekly Links: Let’s talk about concussions!; Autism and hockey; Accidentally falling in love with women’s hockey; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! If you haven’t heard, China has been awarded the 2022 Olympic Winter Games, and it seems that this choice may bode well for the NHL. [Sports Illustrated] Where are all the female coaches in the NHL? This question could…