Weekly Links: Reconsidering “respect” in hockey culture; New hockey doc, “Red Army”; Penn State’s distasteful support for Joe Paterno; & more
January 23, 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!.
- When AHL goalie Reto Berra of the Lake Erie Monsters scored an empty net goal, he reacted as most players do – by skating by his bench to high-five his teammates. Players on the rival Chicago Wolves took offense, and started rough play in reaction. Jeff Veillette argues that this incident reflects an out-dated conservative hockey culture, and that the sport needs to start taking its construction of “respect” less seriously. [Faceoff Circle]
- An in-depth look at the new documentary Red Army, and its director Gabe Polsky. [Grantland]
- Ryan Kennedy discusses a familiar argument: does fighting have a place in the sport anymore? [The Hockey News]
- Ryan Lambert rages at Penn State’s men’s hockey team, which wore stickers celebrating disgraced football coach Joe Paterno. Paterno, who died in 2012, was determined to have allowed sexual abuse of children by his assistant coach to go unreported. [Puck Daddy]