Weekly Links: CWHL All-Star Game reaction; KHL impacted by falling Russian Ruble; NHL’s mumps outbreak; and more

Welcome to Hockey in Society’s Weekly Links post. This feature highlights articles or blog entries that are related to Hockey in Society’s areas of interest and that may be of interest to the site’s readers. Please check out some of the great writing that is happening in the hockey media and blogosphere!

  • If you missed Alvin Ma’s post on the CWHL All-Star Game at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, you can check it out here. [Hockey in Society]
  • Reina de la Isla and Zoë Hayden have both been doing great reporting on the CWHL this year. Here are their takes on the All-Star Game. [Hockey Wilderness; Stanley Cup of Chowder]
  • The plunging ruble is destabilizing the Russian economy and drastically affecting the Kontinental Hockey League. This is an interesting story worth following in the coming months. Here is some initial analysis from Dmitry Chesnokov and James Mirtle. [Puck Daddy; Globe and Mail]
  • How has the NHL been hit by an outbreak of mumps, a relatively rare disease? Matt McCarthy explores this outbreak, which has affected more than 13 players and two officials, including Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby. [Deadspin]

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Weekly Links: Rumoured NHL expansion to Las Vegas; The impact of the NHL salary cap; New arena for Ottawa Senators?; and more

Welcome to Hockey in Society’s Weekly Links post. This feature highlights articles or blog entries that are related to Hockey in Society’s areas of interest and that may be of interest to the site’s readers. Please check out some of the great writing that is happening in the hockey media and blogosphere!

  • The NHL continues its slow waltz toward expanding to Las Vegas. Nick Costonika reports the latest from the NHL Board of Governors meeting. [Yahoo! Sports]
  • A critique of the NHL’s chances to succeed in Las Vegas.  [Canucks Army]
  • The Ottawa Senators are exploring building a new downtown arena, which would see them move from the suburb of Kanata to the city centre.  [Sportsnet]
  • A long-form article on the Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban, and his polarizing reputation around the NHL.   [The New Yorker]
  • Lyle Richardson gives a good myth-busting overview of some of the impacts of the NHL salary cap. [Spector’s Hockey]

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Weekly Links: Remembering Jean Beliveau; Research into testing for post-concussion syndrome; New KHL President; and more

Source: Habs Eyes on the Prize

Source: Habs Eyes on the Prize

Welcome to Hockey in Society’s Weekly Links post. This feature highlights articles or blog entries that are related to Hockey in Society’s areas of interest and that may be of interest to the site’s readers. Please check out some of the great writing that is happening in the hockey media and blogosphere!

  • Montreal Canadiens legend Jean Beliveau passed away on Tuesday at the age of 83. Beliveau will be fondly remembered for not only his 17 Stanley Cups (10 as a player!) but also his relationship with fans. A terrible loss for the game. [Habs Eyes on the Prize] [CBC] [Montreal Gazette] [Puck Daddy]
  • Researchers at Pennsylvania University have found that a blood test would be able to predict the severity of post concussion syndrome in professional athletes. [UPHS]
  • A decline in the value of the Canadian dollar will have a significant impact on the NHL’s salary cap. A breakdown of how and why that happens. [New York Times]
  • The KHL has a new President: league founder Alexander Medvedev has stepped down, to be replaced by Dmitri Chernyshenko. [IIHF]
  • A short video remembering an outdoor hockey game played by Canadian troops during the Korean War. [CBC]
  • The Tamba Bay Lightning, along with other professional teams in Florida, have been relying on unpaid homeless people to work their concession stands. [Tampa Bay Times]
  • The Anschutz Entertainment Group is close to purchasing a majority stake in the Barclay’s Center, and is rumored to be opting out of the agreement with the New York Islanders. A look into this case and what it could mean for the NHL. [The Hockey Writers]
  • A look into how the Dallas Stars re-branded themselves, including the process of developing a new jersey. [Icethetics]
  • A great interview with Ottawa Senators General Manager Bryan Murray, who was diagnosed with cancer. [The Hockey News]
  • Hockey New Brunswick is putting up anti-bullying signs in hockey rinks across the province, hoping to create a more respectful attitude in the stands. [CBC]
  • Goaltender Martin Brodeur has officially joined the St. Louis Blues. Here’s a look into the evolution of his goaltending equipment over his career. [In Goal Magazine]
  • An excellent profile of Erie Otters’ Connor McDavid, who is projected as the top pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. [SB Nation]
  • A look ahead to the new Epix show Road to the Winter Classic, which is replacing HBO’s popular 24/7 show.  [Puck Buddys]

Weekly Links: Voynov charged for domestic violence; Confronting racism in hockey; Ex-owner criticizes CHL’s treatment of junior players; Why the CHWL is great; and more

  • After an ongoing police investigation, the LA Kings’ Slava Voynov is being charged for violence against his spouse. [The Score]
  • Really interesting article by Rick Westhead about the treatment of CHL junior players after they leave hockey, as ex-owner Mario Forgione states that “players are a disposable commodity.” [TSN]
  • The new mascot for the WHL’s Prince Albert Raiders, which depicts a cartoonish Arab man, is drawing criticism. [Yahoo! Sports]
  • Hockey players from racial or ethnic minorities are increasingly speaking out about the racist abuse that they face in the sport. A really important story to read. [CBC News]
  • Zoë Hayden has a great post on the CWHL’s appeal in contrast to the NHL. [Stanley Cup of Chowder]

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Weely Links: OHL players suspenced for social media misogyny; Nostalgia and the New York Islanders move to Brooklyn; An interview with Hilary Knight; Toronto Maple Leafs to play in China?; and more

  • Two OHL players, Greg Betzold and Jake Marchment, were suspended for 15 games each after their Tindr conversations with two women, which included a lot of abusive and misogynistic language, were made public. Sunaya Sapurji has a great article on the incident in light of the prevailing cultural attitudes in junior hockey. [Yahoo! Sports]
  • Neate Sager’s piece on the incident is also worth reading. [Buzzing the Net]
  • Executives from the Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment group are exploring business opportunities in China. There’s also interest in China to host an NHL game there as soon as next season. [TSN]
  • An interview with women’s hockey superstar Hilary Knight. [The Pink Puck]
  • A really interesting look at issues of nostalgia and sense of place concerning the Islanders move from the Nassau Coliseum on Long Island to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. [Thought Catalog]
  • Ashley March weighs in on mental illness in hockey, particularly for those countless forgotten players whose careers do not result in well-paid, secure NHL employment. [Canucks Army]

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Weekly Links: Gordie Howe suffers stroke; Impact of AHL’s Overtime rule changes; Largest stick tap for spinal research; and more

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Welcome to Hockey in Society’s Weekly Links post. This feature highlights articles or blog entries that are related to Hockey in Society’s areas of interest and that may be of interest to the site’s readers. Please check out some of the great writing that is happening in the hockey media and blogosphere!

  • Best wishes to the legendary Gordie Howe who recently suffered a serious stroke. [SB Nation]
  • In case you missed it, here’s a recent interview of Gordie Howe….by Wayne Gretzky. [TSN Bardown]
  • While the You Can Play project has helped fight homophobia in North American hockey culture, Paul Wheeler reports that homophobia remains a serious problem in British professional hockey. [Chasing Dragons]
  • The Florida Panthers will be launching Spanish broadcasts of three games this season, in an effort to reach out to the Hispanic community of Miami. [Litter Box Cats]
  • Hockey Canada is attempting to improve the quality of Canadian goaltending through a learning exchange with Swedish and Finnish hockey federations. [Sportsnet]
  • Jack Jablonski, who suffered a severe spinal injury, is organizing the largest stick tap this weekend. Awareness is being raised for spinal research by this unique initiative. [Puck Daddy]
  • The story of Willy Alexander Thomas, an American youth hockey player, who committed suicide at the age of 17.  [New York Times]
  • Ottawa Senators prospect Brad Mills has been suspended for 20 games for violating the AHL’s performance-enhancing drug policy. [Metro News]
  • Rule changes pertaining to overtime sessions have reduced the number of shootouts in the AHL. A look into the rule change and the possibility of the NHL adopting similar policies. [The Hockey Writers]
  • A look at incentives and disincentives for removing fighting from hockey. [Arctic Ice Hockey]
  • Mementos in the digital age. A look into the decline of printed tickets. [Sport Heritage Review]

Weekly Links: Taxes paid by NHL players; Attendance issues in Florida; History of Nassau Coliseum; Growth of women’s hockey in Mexico; and more

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Welcome to Hockey in Society’s Weekly Links post. This feature highlights articles or blog entries that are related to Hockey in Society’s areas of interest and that may be of interest to the site’s readers. Please check out some of the great writing that is happening in the hockey media and blogosphere!

  • A look into the different taxes NHL players pay depending on their province or state. Montreal is listed as the worst for players, while Florida and Nashville have lower tax rates. [TSN]
  • A recent NHL game in Florida was poorly attended, drawing criticism from fans who feel the market cannot sustain a professional hockey club. But other factors other than the market are impacting the poor attendance, including the team’s performance. [SB Nation]
  • An excellent profile of Nassau Coliseum, which the New York Islanders will be vacating to move to Brooklyn. [The Cauldron]

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