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Gary Bettman and the Politics of Ignorance

Last Friday, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman was deposed in a private hearing in New York as part of the substantive legal action regarding the league’s mishandling of head injuries. The lawsuit is on behalf of at least 60 former players who sustained concussions during their pro hockey careers. This list includes some names that might…

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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…

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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…

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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…