Weekly Links: Vladimir Putin and the politics of the KHL; A review of Derek Boogaard biography; Jack Johnson’s bankruptcy; and more
January 16, 2015 Leave a comment
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 it, check out Sunil Agnihotri’s take on the rise and demise of Cap Geek. [Hockey in Society]
- I wrote a review of John Branch’s new book, Boy on Ice: The Life and Death of Derek Boogaard for The All Rounder. The book builds on the fantastic reporting Branch did for his insightful series of 2011 reports on Boogaard’s life and passing. [The All Rounder]
- A really interesting look at the KHL and Vladimir Putin’s political relationship with hockey, the power of which is jeopardized by Russia’s current economic crisis. [Vice Sports]
- A detailed look at the sad and cautionary story of NHL star Jack Johnson, who declared bankruptcy after his parents, who controlled his finances, blew through his millions in career earnings. [Deadspin]