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Weekly Links: Flames seeking public money for new arena; Lack of NHL support for Pride initiatives; Adidas strikes deal to make NHL jerseys; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! The Calgary Flames, along with the Stampeders of the CFL, unveiled plans for an elaborate proposed stadium complex in downtown – with the city called upon to chip in $200 million. This editorial strongly condemns the plans. [Globe and…

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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: Structural challenges to women hockey writers; Amanda Kessel retires from NCAA; Sliding Loonie impacting NHL teams; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! If you missed it, check out Cheryl Macdonald’s review of Terry Ryan’s book Tales of a First-Round Nothing: My Life as an NHL Footnote. [Hockey in Society] A great read from Clare Austin on women hockey writers and the…

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Weekly Links: Double standards for Slava Voynov and Mike Richards; Players as numbers vs. players as people; Jamaica building its hockey program; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. After a brief hiatus, we are back to posting this feature weekly. Enjoy! “How the Kings alienated victims of abuse with a business move”. An important read from Katie Flynn on the Los Angeles Kings inconsistent handling of Slava Voynov’s…

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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…